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VOTES 



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At a SESSION of General AlTembly held at Terth-Amboy ; 
began March 27, 1761, and continued till the 7th Day of Aj)ril 
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VOTES 



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City of Perth-Amboy, 
County of Middlefex, 

Monmouth, 

Effex, 

Somerfet, 

Bergen, 
City of Burlington, 
County of Burlington, 

Gloucefter, 
Salem & Cumberland, 

Cape-May, 
Hunterdon, Morris, & Suflex. 



yohn Stevens, 
Samuel Nevill, Speaker. 
"James Holmes^ 
Robert Ogden, 
Hendrick Ftjher^ 
Renier Van Giefen, 
Samuel Smith, 
Daniel Doughty, 
Samuel Clements, 
William Hancock, 
Aaron Learning, 
George Readijig, 



Andrew Smyth, 
John Wetherill, 
Richard Laijcrence, 
John Ogden, 
John Hoghland, 
"Theunis Dey, 
John Lawrence, 
Jofeph Borden, 
David Cooper, 
Ebenezer Miliary 
Jacob Spicer, 
John Hart. 






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PERTH-AMBOY, Friday March 27, 1761. 

U R S U A N T to his Majefty's Writs for elefting Reprefentatives for the 
Province of New-Jerjjh;, to ferve in General Aflembly, returnable at Perth- 
Amboy the Eighteenth of this Jnftant March, and feveral Prorogations fmce to 
this Day, Sixteen Members met. 

Mr. Nevill and Mr. Stevens were defircd by the Membersi to wait on his Excellency, 
and acquaint him, that a fufficient Number of Members to proceed upon Bufmefs are 
met. 

Mr. Nevill reported, that Mr. Stevens and himfelf had waited upon his Excellency 
with the above Meflage, who was pleafed to fay, that he will foon fend the Dedimus 
and Perfons therein appointed, to quahfy the Members ; after which, his Excellency 
requefts the Members to proceed to the Choice of a Speaker without further Notice. 

His Excellency fent to the Houfe a Dedirrrus, appointing the Honourable Saatuel 
Nevill and Richard Saltar, Efqrs. and Charles Read and Cov.rtland Skinner, Efqrs. 
or any one of them, to qualify the Members, and the Clerk of the Crown attendino- 
with the Rolls, the Members prefent were qualified before the Honourable Samuel 
Nevill, Efq; Mr. Ne^nll was then qualified before Courtland Skinner, Efq; The 

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Members then proceeded to the Choice of a Speaker, and unanimoufly chofe the 
Honourable Samuel p]evill, £% who was conducted to, and placed in the Chair 
accordingly. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Fifier and Mr. Smyth do wait on his Excellency, and defirc to know 
when he will be waited upon by the Houfe to prefent their Speaker, for his Excellency's 
Approbation. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Fijher reported, that Mr. Smyth and himfelf delivered the Meflage of the 
Houfe with them entrufted, to his Excellency, who was pleafed to fay, the Houfe 
miyht attend him to prefent their Speaker, at Half an Hour paft three o'Clock this 
Atcernoon. 

A Meflage from his Excellency by Mr. Secretary, acquainting the Houfe, that 
his Excellency is in the Council-Chamber, ready to receive the Ir'refentation of their 
Speaker. 

\'.'hereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait upon 
his Excellency : Being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, that 
the Houfe had prefented him to his Excellency, who was pleafed to approve of their 
Choice ; and that he had requefted of his Excellency, that the Houfe might at all 
Times be protected in all their ufual Privileges : Which his Excellency was pleafed to 
engage. And then his Excellency made a Speech to the Council and Houfe of 
Alfembly, of which, Mr. Speaker faid, he had, to prevent Miflakes, obtained a Copy ; 
which by Order of the Houfe was read, and is as follows : 

" Gentlemen of the Council ; Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Ajfemhly. 

' ' ll 'HE Occafion of my calling you together at this Juncture, is not 
' j|^ only to condole with ydh, in a late melancholiy Event, which has 
' penetrated every Britifo Bofoip with unfeigned Sorrow, nor merely to 
' congratulate with you, on tie Acceflion of his prefent moft gracious 
' Majefty, whofe acknowledge^' Virtues forbode us Happinefs, and whofc 

* Declarations from the Throne In Favour of his People, have been received 
■•' with univerfal Exultations of Joy and Gratitude : Thefe Subjedls indeed 
' are much too important to be filent upon, of too interefting a Nature not 
' to have excited in us all the different Senfations of Sorrow and Gladnefs ; 
' But at the Diflance we are from the Royal Pre^nce, our Adiions will beft 

* declare the Propriety of our Sentiments on both thefe Occafions, and an 
' Adherence to the Meafures (as far as we are concerned) that gave Splendor 
' to the laft Reign, be the propereft Tribute to the glorious Memory of our 
' late Monarch, and the moft undoubted Teftimony of our Loyalty and 
' Affedlion to our prefent moft gracious Sovereign. This Teftimony, Gentle- 
' men, you have now an immediate Opportunity of exhibiting; for I have his 
' Majefty's Commands, fignified to me by Mr. Secretary Pitt, to ufe my 
' utmoft Endeavours, to induce vou to raife two Thirds only of the Number 
' of Men you raifed laft Campaign ; fince which. General Amherjl has 

* wrote to me, in Concurrence with this Requifition ; in both which Letters 
' arc contained fuch various, fuch cogent, fuch inconteftible Reafons, for this 
' Meafure, which I now moft cordially recommend to you, that I cannot 
' difpenfe with laying them before you : And when I confider, Gentlemen, 
' how fuccefsfully, how much to your Advantage, your former Aids have 

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' been employed ; when I confider that your Taxes bear no Shadow of Pro- 
' portion to the augmented Prices of your Commodities ; that this Calamity of 
' War, inftead of Defolation has really fpread Affluence among you ; that it 
' has been carried on for your Prefervation, and is continued for the Security 
' of thofe Conquefls you deem fo eflential to it ; that, in the Number of 
' Troops required of you, there is the highefl Appearance of Moderation, 
' and that with a View alfo to the Parliamentary Donation ; the Condudl of 
* this Province fhould correfpond with its former Zeal on the like Occaiions ; 
' for thefe Reafons, I profefs the utmoft Confidence, that your Compliance 
' will be chearful and expeditious." 

PERTH.AMBoy, march tj, 1761. THOMAS BOONE» 

Ordered, 
That his Excellency's Speech have a lecond Reading. 

Ordered, 
That the Clerk of the Crown lay the Writs for clcdting Reprefentatives, and their 
Returns before the Houfe i and that the Clerk fcrve him wich a Copy of this Order. 

Refohed, 
Thar Miles Weeks be Door-keeper to this Houle. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 

Saturday, March 28, 176 1. 

The Houfe met. 

His Excellency by the Secretary laid before the Houfe the Letters mendoncd 
in his Speech of Yeftcrday ; which were read, and ordered a fecond Readino-. 

The Clerk of the Crown laid the Writs for Eledion, and their Returns, before 
the Houie. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning Nine o'Clock. 
Monday, March 30, 1761. 
The Houfe met. 

Samuel Smith, Daniel Boughly, Samuel Clement, William Hancock, Ebenezer Millar, 
and Aaron Learning, Efqrs. returned to fervc in General Aflembly, attending, were 
qualified in the Houfe before Mr. Nevill. 
Ordered, 

That they take their Seats in the Houfe accordingly. 

His Excellency's Speech and Letters therein referred to, were read the fecond Time, 
and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. 

Refohed, 
That two Members of this Houfe, with the Speaker, be a fufficient Number 
to meet and adjourn from Time to Time ; but that not lefs than Sixteen, be a 
fufficient Number to proceed to any other Bufinefs, nor lefs than Eighteen, when 
any Money is to be raifed or applied. 

Refohed, 

That the Members' Yeas and Nays, be entered in the Minutes, if defired 
by any three Members. 

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Refolved, ^ 

That a Committee of Grievances do fit every Wednefday, if there be Occafion^ 
and that faid Committee be a Committee of the whole Houfe. 
Orderedy 
That James Parker do print the Vote* of the Houfc, being firfl: pcrufed and figned 
by the Speaker. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on his Excellency's 
Speech, i£c. Atter ibme Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and 
Mr. Hancock^ Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had made fome 
Progrels in~ the Mattters to them refered, and defired Leave to ^xx. again. To which 
the i-ioule agreed. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Catharine Peirce and /Inne Pigeon, 
fetting torth, that thsy are feized in Fee of a certain Traft of Land ficuate on the 
Ealt Side of Center-Town, in the County of Middle/ex, through which the Tork 
Road, as now laid out, runs, to their Prejudice ; praying a Law to alter fai<J 
Road } which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Francis Goelet, of the City of 
Perth-Atnboy, fetting forth, that for many Years he followed Merchandize in the 
City of New-2'ork, and by Misiortunes had become reduced, and unable todifchargc 
all his Debts, but was willing to give up all his Effefts to his Creditors, provided 
tley would accept of the fame in Difcharge of his Debts ; praying the Houfe to 
take his Cafe into Confideration, and grant him fuitable Relief; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfc adjciirn'u till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 

Tuijday, March 31, 17 61. 

The Houfe met. 

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee, of the whole Houie, on his 
Excellc;ni.)'s Speech, t^c. Atter fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the 
Chair, and Mr. Hancock, Chairman of the Commitee, reported, that the Committee 
had made fome further Progrels in the Matters to them referred, and defired Leave 
to fit again. To which the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two P. M. 

The Houfe met. 
A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry of the Inhabitants of the 
Townfhips of Greenwich and Fairfield, in the County of Cwmberland, letting forth the 
great Inconveniencies they have tor many Years laboured under, for Want ot a 
Ferry properly eltabiilhed acrofs Cchanjey Creek, from the Landing Place of the 
faid '1 ownlliip of Greenwich, to a Point of Salt Marfh belonging to Mark Reeve, 
oppofiie thereto, and a Road from the fame through faid Malh, properly laid out 
anu maintained •, praying a Law for that Purpofe ; which was read, and ordered 
a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfc, from fundry of the Inhabitants of the County 
of Morris, praying for the Realbns therein contained, that faid County may have the 
Liberty of ienuing Memberi to reprefcnt them in the General Aflembiy ; which was 
read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Inhabitants 
of the County of Sufex, fetting forth the Inconvenience they labour under, by 
not having the Place tor building a Court-Houfc and Goal afcertained; praying x 

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Law for building the fame, at or near Henry Harelocker's, as the moft central Place 
in faid County ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefcntcd to the Houfc, from the Poflcflbrs of three feveral Trafts 
of Tide Meadow and Marfh, lying and adjoining on the North Side of Cohnnfey 
Creek, in the County of Cumberland ; praying a Law to keep out the Tide from 
overflowing the fame ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prelented to the Houfe, from David Slayback^ Henry Liits, Michael 
Hammer, and John Allifon, Foreigners, praying a Law for their Naturalization -, which 
/ was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfc again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on his 
Excellency's Speech, ^c. After fome Time Ipent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the 
Chair, and Mr. Hancock, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee 
had gone through the Matters to them referred, and come to feveral Refolutions i 
which by Leave, he reported as follov.s. 

Refolved, 
That a Humble Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency, in Anfwer to his favourable 
Speech. To which the Houfe agreed. 
Refolved, 
That a Humble Addrefs of Condolance and Congratulation be presented to his 
Majefly, on the Demife ot our late mofl Gracious Sovereign, and his Majefly's 
Accefiion to the Throne of Great-Britain ; and that the Council be delircd to join 
in faid Addrels. To which the Houfe agreed. 
Refolved, 
That 500 effective Volunteers, Officers included, be immediately railed by this 
Colony, for his Majefty's Service in the cnfuing Campaign. To which the Houfe agreed. 
Refolved, 
That for the levying, cloathing and paying the aforefaid Forces, there be 
immediately ^^ 25,000, ftruck in Paper Bills ot Credit, to be funk by Provincial 
Taxes. To which the Houfe agreed. 
Refolved, 
That for an Encouragement to faid Volunteers to enter into faid Service, there 
be allowed to each effeftive Man, a Bounty of Nine Pounds, and Cloathino-, 
with the ufual Pay. To which the Houfe agreed. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Samuel Smith, and Mr. Stevens, ifTifled by Mr. Speaker, do wait on the 
Council, and defirc them to join with this Houfe in an Addrefs of Condolance 
and Congratulation to his Majefly, on the Demife of our late moft gracious 
Sovereign, and his Majefty's AccelTion to the Throne of Great Britain. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Samuel Smith, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Robert Ogden, Mr. Richard La-wrence, 
and Mr. Doughty, be a Committee, to prepare the Draught of an Addrefs to 
his Excellency. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Leamifig, Mr. Fijher, Mr. Andrew Smyth, Mr. John Lawrence, and 
Mr. Reading, be a Committee, to biing in a Bill for raifing the aforefaid Forces, 
and making Provifion for the fame. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Wetherill, Mr. John Ogden, Mr. Borden, Mr. Hart, and Mr. Hoghlcnd, 
be a Committee, to prepare and bring, in a Bill, to obviate any Difpute that may 
arifc touching the VaHdity of the Proceeding; of tke laft SefTion of General Aflembly 
on Account of the Demife of his late Majefty. 

Ordered., 



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Ordered^ 
That Mr. Hancock^ Mr. Millar, Mr. John Ogden, Mr. Readings Mr. Harty 
Mr. Dey, and Mr. Richard Lawrence, be a Committee, to fettle the feveral 
Accounts of fuch Perfons as have been employed in laying out the Publick Money, 
as are now ready for that Purpofe ; and make Report thereof to the Houfe. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 

Wedjtefday^ April i, 1761. 

The Houfe met. 

Two Petitions bf one Tenor, were prefcnted to the Houfe, from a Number of 
the Inhabitants of this Colony, praying for the Reafons therein contained, that s 
Duty may be laid on all Negro Slaves imported into this Colony > which were 
read, and ordered fecond Readings. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Thomas Johnfon, of the City of 
Perth-AmLoy, fetting forth, that in the Year 1757, a Number of the Jerfey Regi- 
ment were quartered on him, which the then Paymafter of faid Regiment refufed to 
pay to the Petitioner ; and as the faid Soldiers were fecured from Arrefts in Civil 
Adtions, he had no poffible Remedy for recovering the fame ; praying the Houfe to take 
his Cafe into their lerious Confideration, and order him fuitable Relief j which was read, 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants in and 
about Prince-Town and Kings-Town, fetting forth the great Hardfhips and Expence 
they are put to, by Travelling Parties of Soldiers palTing and repaffing through faid 
Towns ; praying Provifion may be made for reimburfing the Expenccs they arc 
neceliarily put to thereby ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Learning, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, 
entitled. An Act for raifing Five Hundred effective Volunteers, ^c. which was read, and 
ordered a fecona Reading. 

A MelTage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary ; which being read, is in the 
Words following. 



" Perth-Amboy, April I, 1761. 
' Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Reprefentatives. 

I Little expeded to find upon your Minutes, a Refolve for ralfmg a 
fmaller Number of Troops than were required of you ; his Majefty's 
Tendernels in afking fewer from this Province than formerly, feems to 
afford the ftrongefl: Prefumption, that what are afked are really wanted ; I 
muft therefore defire you, to re-confider this Refolve ; to be governed by 
your own fufficient Judgments ; to let the Reafons affigned you, operate as 
forcibly as they ought, and to weigh deliberately in the Scale of Intereft, 
if necelTary, the Conlequence of a Refufal, which may poffibly exclude 
you from the Parliamentary Donations of 1759 and 1760, kept back, 
perhaps, as a Pledge for the Perfeverance of the Colonies in their former 
Zeal : And to induce you not to deny this his Majefty's firft Requefl, I 
will, as far as my Regard for your Welfare will allow me, favour you ia 
the Time for finking the Debt fo incurr'd." 

T H O. B N E. 

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Ordered, 
That his Excellency's Meflage have a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe and read, from Michael Henderflout, fetting 
forth, that he formerly fet a Lottery on Foot, to pay his juft Debts, and to remedy his 
Misfortunes, and been at confiderable Expence in printing his Scheme, and felling his 
Tickets ; praying for an Aft to be enabled to draw the laid Lottery. 
Ordered, 

That the laid Petition be rejefted ; and that the Petitioner be referred to extricate 
himfelf from his Difficulties by a commendable Induftry. 

The Petition of Catharine Peirce and Anne Pigeon, for altering a Road, was read 
the fecond Time, 
Refolved, 

That if the Petitioners clear a Road in the Manner they propofe, to the Satisfadion 
of the Overfeers of the Highway of that Townfhip for the Time being, and they 
afterwards find any Inconvenience in not having a Law to effedl their Purpofe, that 
this Houle, upon Proof of the fame, will pafs a Law to alter the faid Road. 

The Petition of Francis Goelet , was read the fecond Time; and on the Qiieition, 
whether the faid Petitioner have conditional Relief or not ? It was carried in the 
Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. John Lawrence and Mr. Andrew Sm^'th, be a Committee, to bring in 
a Bill for that Purpofe. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The Petition of David Slayback and others, for Naturalization, was read the 
fecond Time ; and it appearing to the Houfe, by a Certificate under the Hand of 
the Secretary, that the faid Perfons have taken the ufual Oaths, and made and fub- 
fcribed the Declaration appointed by Law. 
Ordered, 

That faid Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, agreable to the Prayer of faid 
Petition. 

Whereupon Mr. Wetherill, in Behalf of faid Petitioners, brought in a Bill, entitled. 
An A(5t for Naturalizing David Slayback, Henry Luts, i£c. which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 



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The Petition of the Inhabitants of Greenwich and Fairfield, in the County of 
Cumberland, for eredling a Ferry acrofs Cohanfey -Creek, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, agreable to the Prayer of their 
Petition, at the next Seffion of Aflembly ; provided they give publick Notice thereof 
in the Pennfyhania Gazette, at leaft fix Weeks before faid Seffion, and no reafonable 
Objeftion then appearing againft the fame. 

His Excellency's Meflage of this Morning was read the lecond Tirnc. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Fijher and Mr. Hart, do wait upon his Excellency, and in Anfwer to 
his Meflage of this' Day, acquaint him. That in fixing the Number of Men for the 
Service of the enfuing Summer, the Houfe proceeded with the utmofl: Concern for 
his Majefliy's Service •, but being well afilired, the Scarcity of Men in this Govern- 
ment, and the pail Services of a fimilar Nature, is fuch, that the Officers will be put 
to great Difficulty in compleating the full Number propofed, in the Time they will be 
wanted, thought it mofl: to the Credit of the Province, to fix upon a Number that 
might probably be raifed, than to have the Name of railing more than can be effected, 
and thereby expofe the Service to a Difappointment we are unwilling to incur : That 

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the Province is extremely drained of Men, and our Inhabitants on that Accdunt 
greatly diftrefled tor Want of the neceffary Labour ; muft be Fads well known to his 
Excellency ; and therefore the Houlc would be glad he will pleafe to interpret the 
voting Five Hundred Men, as an Inftance of Exertion under fuch Difficulties, that 
Nothing but a "Willingnefs to aflift in the common Caufe, a grateful Senfe of the 
Favours we have received, and a ftrong Defire to Hand well in his Majefty's Efteem, 
could have effected : That as to the Time of finking the Bills, we flatter ourfelves, 
fixing it at a fhorter Diflance than has already been once done, will be attended with 
no Inconvenience : And we hope his Excellency will confider our Debt and Difficulties, 
and not fuffer that to remain as an Obftacle, when fo effential a Service depends upon 
it. 

The Bill, entitled^ Jn Aft for raifing 500 effeBive Volunteers^ ^c. was read the 
fecond Time, and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. 

The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on 

(•the afbre-mentioncd Bill.: After fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the 

Chair, and Mr. Hancock, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee 

had made fome Progrefs in the Bill to them referred, and defired Leave to fit again. 

To which the Houie agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 
Thurfday, April 2, 1761. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. JVetberill, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, 
entitled, Jn A6t for obviating Doubts refpe£iing the A£is of the late Affetnbly, faffed 
left Seffien, and continuing the Ordinances for eftablifhing of Courts within this Colony j 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Fijfjer reported, that Mr. Hart and hirafelf had waited on his Excellency, witl« 
the Mefl'age of tne Houfe of Yefterday. 

A MefTage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary. * 

*' Mr. Speaker; ■andxjentkmen of the Houfe of Reprefentatives ; 

' TN Anfwer to your MefTage of Yefterday, I muft obferve, that by your 

* X own Way of Reafoning, you have an Opportunity of paying a due 
' Regard to the Royal Requifition, at no greater Expence either of Men or 
' Money than would be incurr'd by your prefent Refolve ; for if the Men 

* will not inlift, neither the Country or Treafury will be drained, and your 

* Zeal be neverthelefs confpicuous j but by limitting the Number of Men to a 

* fmaller than was required, I muft underftand, that you do not chufe to rifle 
' the PofTibility of a greater Number being raifed. The Time for finking 

* the Bills is not mentioned upon your Minutes ; I can therefore fay nothing 

* upon that Head; but beg you will fuppofe me at leaft as cautious of 

* infringing my Inftruftions, without ample Reafons for fo doing, as any the 

* moft faithful of my Predeceflors." 

April .,.,u. 1^ HO. BOONE. 

\ The Bill, entitled. An Aft for naturalizing David Slayback, (dc. was read the 
fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Andrew Smyth and Mr. Hart. 

The Petition from Prince-Town, complaining of the Hardffiip of billeting Soldiers, 
tff. was read the fecond Time, and referred to further Confideration. 

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The Petition from fundry of the Inhabitants of this Province, praying to have a 
Duty laid on the Importation of Negroes, was read the lecond Time ; and on the 
Queftion, Whether a Committee be now appointed to bring in a Bill for that 
Purpofe, at the next Seffion of General AlTembly, or that the Confideration thereof 
lliould be delayed till then ; it was carried for appointing a Committee now, as 
follows : 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. Stevens, Mr. Dmgbtj, Mr. R. Ogden, 

Mr. A. Smyth, Mr. Borden, Mr. J. Ogdtn, 

Mr. Wetkerill, Mr. Clement, Mr. HoghUnd, 

Mr. Holmes, Mr. Hancock, Mr. Vangefon, 

Mr. K. Laiurenct, Mr. Milar, Mr. Dey, 

Mr. Tijber, Mr. Hart, Ivlr. Learning, 

Mr. S. SmMt Mr. Reading, 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Sartiuel Smith and Mr. Borden be a Committee, to prepare and bring in 
(aid Bill at next Seffion. 

Mr. A. Smyth, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, 
entitled, A?i Aft for the Relief of Francis Goelet ; which was read, and ordered a 
iccond Reading. 

The Houle adjourn'd till Two P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The Petition from feveral of the Inhabitants of Cumberland, praying for a Law, 
to bank three feveral Trafts of Tide Meadow, was read the fecond Time ; and it 
appearing to the Houfe, that due Notice was given in the publick News-Papers, of 
the intended Application to this Houfe, and no Objeftion being made ; 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Millar have Leave to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of the 
Petitioners, at next Seffion, 

Mr. Andrew Smyth, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. 
An Aft for naturalizing David Slayback, i^c. reported the fame, without any 
Amendment, which was read and agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be 
cngrofled. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for obviating Doubts refpeSfing the Alls of the laU 
Affembly, paffed laji Seffion, and continuing the Ordinance for eftablifhing Courts 
within this Province, &c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. S. Smith 
and Mr. Doughty. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Relief of Francis Goelet, was read the fecond 
Time, and committed to Mr. Hancock and iVIr. Reading. 

The Peution for building a Court-Houfe in Suffex, was read the fecond Time, 
and referred to further Confideration at next Seffion, when all Perfons concern'd may 
attend with their Allegations. 

The Petition from Morris County, praying for Liberty to chuie Members of 
Affembly, was read the fecond Time, and referred to further Confideration. 

Mr. S. Smith, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. 
An Aft for obviating Doubts refpecling the ASls of Affembly paffed lafi Seffion, &c. 
reported the fame, with feveral Amendments, which were read in their Places, and 
agreed to by the Houfe : And on the Queftion ; the faid Bill as amended, was ordered 
to be engroffed. 

Mr. John Lawrence^ had Leave to be abfent on extraordinary Occafions. 

The 



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The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the 
Bill for raifino- 500 efFeftive Volunteers, tPc. After fome Time fpent therein, Mr. 
Speaker relumed the Chair, and Mr. Hancock^ Chairman of the Committee, reported, 
that the Committee had gone through the faid Bill, and had made feveral Amend- 
ments thereto, and had augmented the Number of Volunteers to Six Hundred. 

Vk'hich faid Bill with the Amendments, being read in their Places, was agreed 
to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engroffed. 

A Meffage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary ; which being read, was in the 
Words following. 

" Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Reprefenfatives ; 
c ~W This Minute received a Letter from General Amherft, in Anfwer to 
*' X o"^ I ^^"^ him, making Mention of your Refolve : He expreffes 
" great Surprize, and declares, he can by no Means accept of a Man lefs 
" than the King requires : He alfo informs me, that the 'New-York Affembly 
" are re-conlidering their former Refolve ; and he is privately affured, the 
" expedted Numbers will be granted. I mufl: beg of you, therefore, Gentle- 
" men, to enable me to report as favourably of you, as I fmcerely wifh to 
" do upon every Occafion." 

, r H O. B O O N E. 

Perth-Ambov, April z, 1761. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 
Friday, April 3, 1761. 

The Houfe met. 

Jacob Spkery Efq; returned a MeB^ber to fervc in General Affembly ; attending, 
was qualified in the Houfe before Mr. Nevill. 

Ordered, • 

That Mr. Spicer do take his Seat in the Houfe. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled, Jn A(5t for raifing 600 effeHive Volunteers, Officers 
included, &c. was read and compared : And on the Qucftion ; Whether the faid Bill 
do pafs or not ? It was carried in the Affirmative. 

YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. Sle-vens, Mr Hogkland, Mr. Hart, Mr. mthentt, 

Mr. A. Smyth, Mr. Vangefin, Mr. Reading, Mr. Holmes, 

Mr. R. OgJe„, Mr. Dey, >^/- Clement, 

Mr. y. Ogden, Mr. Borden. • ^i"". Hancock, 

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Learning, M«"- Spuer. 

Refolved, 
That the faid Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. Learning do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for 

Concurrence. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two P.M. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. Learning and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
cntrufted, to the Speaker in Council. j 

Mr. Hancock, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, An 
Aft for the Relief of Francis Goelet ; reported, that they had made feveral Amend- 
ments thereto ; which Bill being again read, was agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered 

to be engroffed. 

The 



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The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Adt for ohvicping Doubts refpeSing the A£ls of 
Ajfembly pajfed lajl Seffton, and continuing the Ordinances for ejlablifhing Courts., &c. 
was read and compared : And on the Queftion ; 
Refolved -, Nemine contradicente. 

That the laid Bill do pafs. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Acl for naturalizing David Slayback, i^c. was -^ 
read and compared : And on the Queftion ; 
Refolved, 
That the faid Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fifher and Mr. Dey, do carry the abovefaid Bills to the Council, for 
Concurrence. 

Mr. Samuel Smith reported, that Mr. Stevens and himlelf, affifted by Mr. Speaker, 
had waited on the Council with the MeiTage of the Houfc, requefting they would 
join in an Addrefs of Condolance and Congratulation to his Majefty ; who were 
pleafed to fignify their Readincfs to join m faid Addrefs. 

The Houfe adjourn'd for an Hour. 

The Houfe met. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Relief of Francis Goelet, was read 
and compared : And on the Queftion ; Whether the faid Bill do pafs or not ? It was 
carried in the Affirmative, as follows. 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. A. Smith, Mr. Borden, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Doughty, 

Mr. R. Laivrmce, Mr. Millar, Mr. Holmes, Mr. Clement, 

Mr. R. OgJen, Mr. Learning, ,'. Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Hancock. 

Mr. John Ogden, Mr. Spicer, Mr. Vangefon, 

Mr. Tijher, Mr. Hart, 

Mr. Dey, Mr. Reading, 
Mr. Sam. Smith. 

Refolved, 
That the faid Bill do pafs. 

Orderedi, 
That Mr. Andrew Smyth and Mr. Borden do carry the faid Bill to the Council 
for Concurrence. 

Mr. Fifher reported, that Mr. Bey and himfelf delivered the Bills with them entrufted, 
to the Speaker in Council. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'CIockT 

Saturday, April 4, 1761. 

' ■ The Houfe met. 

Mr. Samuel Smith, from the Committee appointed to draw the Draught of an 
Addrefs to his Excellency, reported, that they had drawn the fame ; which being 
read and amended, was unanimoufly agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be 
engrofled. 

The engroflTed Addrefs to his Excellency was read and compar'd. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Speaker do fign the fame. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Stevens and Mr. Learning do wait on his Excellency, and defirc to be 
informed, when he will be waited upon by the Houfe with their Addrefs. 

D Mr. 



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Mr. Aniriw Smyth reported, that Mr. Borden and himfclf, delivered the Bill with 
them entrufted to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. Learning and himfelf delivered the above Meflage to 
his Excellency, who was pleafed to fay, the Houfc fhould hear from him. 

Mr. Reading, from the Committee on publick Accounts, reported, that faid 
Committee had infpefted and fettled the Accounts of Thomas Skinner, Barrack-Maftcr 
in Perih-Amhoy, to the Firft ot November laft, and find a Ballance due to the Colony 
remaining in his Hands, of Twelve Pounds Nineteen Shillings and Four Pence, Procla- 
mation. To which Report the Houfe agreed. 

Mr. Hancock, from the Committee appointed to fettle the Publick Accounts, made 
the foUowmg Report j to which the Houfe agreed. 



Dr. Samuel Nevill, John Johnfton, John Wetherill, Jacob Dehart, 

Henry Filher, Jofeph Yard, Aaron Learning, Jofeph 
Borden, Jofeph HoUinfhead, and Abraham Hewlings, Efqrs. 
Commijponers appointed in April, 1755. 

1755. To Calh paid by the Honourable Andreixj Johnflon, Efq; at fundry Times, to 
Samuel Ne'vill, John Johnflon, John Wetherill, Jacob Dehart, Henry Fijhir, and 
/«/•(!« ifflw/zrg-, Efqrs. amounting to - . - - iC« 7>*99-'7-*0 

To Ca(h paid by Samuel Smith, Efq; at fundry Times, to Jofeph Yard, Jofeph Bordtn, 

Aaron Learning, Jofeph HoUinfbead, zad Abraham He'wlings,'E{qTi. Amowntiagti, - li473-'7-<> 

To Remnants credited the Colony ._----- 9-7T-4.! 



£■ 10,783-11-045 



By Order of the Committee, 

WILLIAM HANCOCK, 
EBENEZER MILLAR, 
RICHARD LAWRENCE. 



% 



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per Cojitra, Cft 

zjit. By Monies dKburfed in the Service by Samuel If evil!, Jacob Dehart, John Johnjlon. 
John Wetherill, Henry Fijher, Jofeph Yard, Aaron Learning, Jofeph HoUinJhead, Jofeph 
Borden, and Abraham Hewlings, El'qrs. as per fundry Receipts and Vouchers, 
which were examined and allowed by the Committee of the late Houfe of 
Affembly, as appears by their Report of Aforri 17, 1759. - - ;£• 9»4S7-89-03il: 

By Coramiffions thereon at Five per Cent. . . - - 474-17-06 

By Monies Jacob Dehart retnrned to Andretv Johnjlon, 'ECq; ... 119-06-08 

By Ballance remaining in the Hands of Jacob Dehart, Efq; which he ought to return 
to the Treafury, .... ... 3-10-09 

By Cafli in the Hands of John Johnflon, Efq; which his Executors ought to return to 

the Treafury, if not already done, - - - - - ■ 9-17-0S 

By Cafti returned to Samuel Smith, Efq; by Meflrs. Heuulings and HoUinfiiead, • 31-12-0S 

By Ditto, returned to Andreiu Johnflon, Efq; by Mr. Nenjill, - - 60-00-00 

'&yT)iVLO,tttaTacAto Samuel Smith,'E{c{\ hy Hollinjbead 3.nA Hevjlings, - - 6i*-io-oo 

By Ditto, retained in. Mr. ///Jrr's Hands, for a Debt due to him from the Colony, as 
fer Report of Committee, in Minutes of the loth of Augufi, 1758, - 16-07-00 



10,783-11-4-^ 



Orderedy 
That Mr. Stevens, Mr. Fijher, Mr. Robert Ogden, and Mr. Andrew Smyth, or any 
three of them, appointed a Committee at the laft Seffion of Affembly at Burlingtofiy 
be continued a Committee, to infpeft and adjuft Colonel John Johnjlon and Stephen 
Crane's Accounts, during the Vacation, and report the fame to the Houfe at next 
Seffion. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two P. M. 

The 



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The Houfe met. 

Mr. Samuel Smith, Mr. Reading and Mr. Borden had Leave to be abfent on 
extraordinary Occafions. 

The Houie adjourn'd till Monday Morning Nine o'Clock. 
Monday, Jpril 6, 1761. 
The Houfe met. 

Tiavid Cooper, Efq-, returned a Member to ferve in General Aflembly, attending, 
was qualified in the Houfe belore Mr. Nevill. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Coopir do take his Seat in the Houfe. 

Mr. John Ogden, from the Committee appointed to fettle the Publick Accounts, 
made the following Report. To which the Houfe agreed. 

Dr. John Taylor, Efq; to the Province of New-Jerfey ; per Contra, Cr. 

1756, By fundry Difburfements allow- 

& ed by the Comrriittee, as ap- 

'757- pears per Vouchers for the 

fame, - . - £■ 94?^-09-02J 



1756. To fundry Sums received from 

Samuel Smith, Weftern Trea- 

furer, - - £. 1661-00-00 

37J7. To fundry Suras received from 

Andreto "Johnfton, Eaftern 

Treafurer, - . . 7770-06-10 

Due from the Province to 

'JobnTajlor,'Eif\;, - - i-02-o^t 

I 

(,• 9+3^ 0S-02i 



Perth- Amboy, April 3, 1761. By Order if the Com.mtttee, 

JOHN OGDEN, 
JOHN HART, 
GEO. READING. 

Memorandum. When the Accounts of Mr. Thomas Eaton were reported, there was a 
'Note at the Bottom, that £. ^yi-iS-o, thertin mentioned, was propirly chargeable to 
John Taylor, Efq; which Mr. Taylor denies : therefore, this Commltee recommend, 
that at next Sitting of Affembly, Mr. EatonV Accounts, touching that Article, be 
re-examined and adjufled. 



A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houfe, that the 
Council have made feveral Amendments to the Bill, entitled. An A6t for obviating 
'Doubts refpeaing the ASts of Affembly faffed lafl Seffwn, and continuing the Ordinances for 
eflablifhing of Courts, ^c. definng the Concurrence ot the Houfe to faid Amend- 



ments. 



Alio, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council have pafled the Bill, entitled. An 
Aft 'for raifing Six Hundred effective Volunteers, &c. and the Bill, entitled. An Aft for 
naturalizing David SUyback, i^c. and the Bill, entitled, An Aft for the Relief of 
Francis Goelet ; without any Amendments. 



The 



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The Houfe taking into Confideration the Council's Amendments to the Bill, 
entitled, An Adi: for obviating Doubts., i£c. concurred thereto, and ordered, that laid 
Bill, as amended, be engrofled. 

Ordered.) 
That the Printer do fend the ufua:! Number of the Laws and Votes, when printed, 
by fome fafe and Ipeedy Conveyance, to fuch Places as the Members of each refpcftive 
County Ihall diredt, to be diftributed as ufual -, and the Houfe will provide for defray- 
* ing the neceflary Expence attending fuch Conveyances. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'clock. 
Tucfday, April 7, 1761. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. John Ogden, from the Committee on Publick Accounts, reported, that Samiiel 
Sarjeant and Andrew Stnyih, two of the Commiflioners appointed for paying for 
quartering Soldiers in this Colony, have received of Treal'urer Johnjion, the Sum 
of Two Hundred and Fifteen Pounds Nineteen Shillings and Ten -pence Half -penny ; which 
faid Sum they have paid out for quartering Soldiers in the City of Pertb-Amboy, 
between the 17th oi December, lybo, and March 2iil, 1761. AnAxhztiiid Andrew 
Smyth, had difourled for the Ufe of the Provincial Regiment laft Year, Fifty-three 
Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Five-pence, which he omitted charging in his Account, 
fettled during the laft Seffion, at Burlington ; which remains due to him from the Pro- 
vince. To which Report the Houfe agreed. 

v^ The Houfe adjourn'd till Two P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The re-engrofled Bill, now entitled. An Adt for obviating Doubts refpeHing the A5is 
of Affembly paffed lafi Seffion, and for confirming the Proceedings of the Courts of jujiice, 
&c. was read and compared : And on the Queftion j 
Refolved, 
' That the faid Bill do pafs. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. John Ogden and Mr. Hart do carry the faid Bill to the Council. 

Mr. Ogden reported, that Mr. Hart and himfelf delivered the Bill with them 
'"■ entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Fifher produced to the Houfe, a Receipt frorn Treafurer Johnflcn, for Nine 
Pounds, Eight Shillings and One Half-penny, being a Ballance due to the Colony, 
remaining in Mr. Fifher's Hands, on the Money he received for billeting Soldiers, as 
xt^orttd. it Burlington, December xhtT\\vid., 1760. 

Mr. Andrew Smyth reported, that Samuel Sarjeant and himfelf, had expended in 
taking Care of the Provincial Soldiers that returned fick into the Province laft Winter, 
£. 43-0-7, being £. 2-3-0 lefs than they had received from Treafurer Johnflon and 
Aaron Leaming, Efqrs. for that Purpofe ; which Sum of ^. 2-3-0 he produced Mr. 
Treafurer Johnflon\ Receipt for. To which Report the Houfe agreed. 

The Addrefs of Condolance and Congratulation, from the Council and General 
Affembly to his Majefly, was read in the Houfe, and approved of. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker do fign the fame. 

A Meffagc from his Excellency by Mr. Secretary, informing the Houfe, that his 
Excellency is in the Council Chamber, ready to receive the Addrefs of the Houfe. 

E Whereupon 



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Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe, went to wait on his 
Excellency, and prefented their Addrcfs in the Words following. 

To His Excellejicy THOMAS BOONE, Efp Captain General 
and Governor in Chief in and over his Majellys Province of New-Jerfey, 
and Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and Vice-Admiral 
in the fame, &c. 

The Humble ADDRESS of the Representatives of the faid Province, 
in General AfTembly convened. 

May it pleafe Your Excellency, '' 

TI7 £, the Reprefentatives oj New-Jerfcy, in General Ajfembly convened, 
*^" with the Re/l of his Maje/lys dutiful SubjeSls nearly affeSied by the Deceafe 
of our late gracious Sovereign, beg Leave to mejition it with the fincerefl Condo- 
lance. His diftant SubjeSls felt the Influence of his Virtues. We gratefully 
commemorate his mild and benevolent Reign : And animated by the ProfpeSl of 
the fame being continued in his Royal Houfe, mqfi heartily congratulate his prefenf 
Majejlys Accefjion to the Throne of his Anceftors, " whofe acknowledged Virtues f 
as your Excellettcy juflly remarks, " fe^^ode us Happinefs, and have been received 
" ivith univerfal Exultations of foy arid Gratitude." 

Thv we difer in Opinion with your Excellency, that our " Taxes bear no 
" Shadow of Pi'Oportion to the augmented Prices of our Commodities!' Yet as 
the Matiagement and Succefs of the prefent War, afford the glorious ProfpeB of 
future Eafe and ^liet, we do not repine ; thd our Debt is great, and we are 
expofed to extreme Diffictdties refpeSiing common Labour. Under thefe Conflde- 
rations, we hope the additional AfflHance we have now given to the common 
Caufe, may yield full SatisfaBion, and entitle us to jhe future Favour of his 
Majefly. . . , 

By Order of the Houfe, 

Pirth-Amboy, April 4, 1761. 

SAMUEL NEVILL, 

Speaker. 

To which his Excellency was pleafed to return the following Anfwer. 

" Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Reprefentatives j 

* X Return you many Thanks for your Addrefs, and fincerely \v\(h, that 
' X ^^he Aid you have given, may be acceptable : To deferve his Majefty'j 
' Favour, Gentlemen, is the moll certain Means of procuring it." 

PH.TH.AMBov. ApHi ,, .yeu 'I' HO. BOONE.' 

His Excellency was then pleafed to give his Aflent to the following Bills, enading 
the fame, vix. 

1 . j4n Aft for raifing Six Hundred effeSIive Volunteers, Officers included, for his 
Majejty's Service, and making Provifion for the fame ; and for other Purpofts therein 
mentioned. 

2. And 



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8. An Mk. for obviating Doubts refpeaing the A£}s of Affemhly faffed laji SeJJion, and 
' for confirming the Proceedings of the Courts of Juftice in this Province, Jince the Demife 
of his late Majefiy. ' 

3. An Aft for naturalizing David Slay back, Henry Luts, Michael Hammer atjd 
John AUifon. 

4. An Adl for the Relief of Francis Goelet. , 

After which, his Excellency made the following Speech to the Council and Houfc 
of AllembJy. 

" Gentlemen of the Council ; Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of 
' Reprefentati'-jes ; 

IT would have given me great Pleafure, to have reported to his Majefty's 
Minifters, that you had fully complied with the King's Requifition and 
Expedlations : What you have done, as it approaches fo very near to what 
was required of you, will, I hope, be of Service. I have done every 
Thing in my Power upon this Occanon, that my Duty to the Crown 
requires ; my Regard for you now prompts me to fet your Condudl in as 
favourable a Light as I can, confiilent with the real Truth ; and you will 
not do me Juftice, if you doubt my being at all Times folicitous for your 
Credit and Reputation. I fhall now, Gendemen, detain you no longer 
from your domeftick Concerns, but prorogue this Affembly to the 4th 
Day of May next, then to meet at Burlington." 

r H O. BOONE. 

Perth-Ambot, Jpril 7, 17*1. 




B 



Y Virtue of an Order of the Houfe, I do 
appoint yames Parker^ of Woodbridge^ to 
print thefe Votes. 

SAMUEL NEVILL, 

Speaker, 



rA^^S-7- 



VOTES 



AND 



PROCEEDINGS 



O F T H E 



General Aflembly 



O F T H E 



Province of NElV-jf ERSEY. 



At a SESSION of General Aflembly held at Burlington -, began 
July 4j 1 76 1, and continued till the 8th Day of the fame Month. 




WOO D B RIDGE, in NEW-JERSEY: 

Printed by James Parker, Printer to the King's Moji Excellent 
Majejly, for the Province, ijbi. 



^ST"^p^MI^M*«-« 



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N-/ 



V O T E iS 

OF THE 

GENERAL ASSEMBLT. 



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BURLINGTON, Saturday, July 4, 1761. 

U R S U A N T to his Excellency's Prorogations of the General Affembly to 
this Day, the Houfe met ; and there not being a fufficient Number of Members 
to proceed upon Bufinefs, adjoum'd till Monday Morning Nine o'Clock. 

MO N DAT, 'July 6, 1761. 

The Houfe met. 

• Ordered, . 

That Mr. Stevens and Mr. Hancock, do wait upon his Excellency, and acquaint him, 
That a fufficient Number of Members to proceed upon Bufinefs are now met, and arc 
ready to rereive any Thing he may have to lay before them. 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. Hancock and himfelf delivered the Meflage with them 
entrufted, to his Excellency, who was pleafcd to fay, the Houfe Ihould hear from him 
prefently. 

A Meflage from his Excellency by Mr. Secretary. 
Mr. Speaker, his Excellency is in the Council Chumber, and requires \ the Attendance of 
the Houfe. 

Mr. Speaker accordingly left the Chair, and with the Houfe, went to wait on hi^ 
Excellency : And being returned, Mr. Speaker relumed the Chair, and reported, that th^ 
Houfe had waited upon his Excellency, who was pleafed to make a Speech to the Council 
and General Aflembly, of which, Mr. Speaker faid, he had, to prevent Miftakes, 
obtained a Copy j which beipg read, is as follows, viz. 

" Gentlemen of the Council ; Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of 
" Repfefentatives. 
" A PuncSual Attendance, when fummoned to meet, is as much your 
" _/j^ Duty, as to meet at all ; and if each Perfon, inflead of paying 
" an exadl Regard td a legal Call, will judge for himfelf when his Prefence 
" may be requilite, 'tis plain. Gentlemen, v/e may be expofed to as much 
** Uncertainty, as there is Difference in the Opinions of fo many Individuals 
" as form the Legiflature of this Province : My own Time I devote with 
" Pleafure to the Publick. For your Convenience I reprefent this j and 
" requeft you, to efleem yourfelves of more Confequence, than to fuppofe it a 
" Matter of mere Indifference whether your Deliberations are , poftponed 
" or not. 

At 



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"At your laft Sefiions, for very eflential Reaforis, no lefs than the Security 
of his MajefH's Conquefts in North-America, and the accelerating a Peace** 
oh Terms of Glory and Advantage, ybu were induced, Gentlemen, to pafs 
a Bill for the raifing Six Hundred Men ; and under all the Difadvantages 
of the lacreafe of Bounty to Soldiers in a neigbouring Province, and the 
Dimunltion of it in ours, I have the Satisfadtion to inform you, that your 
Numbers have been very near completed. But in a Letter from General 
Amherst, dated at Albany the 15th of 'June, he obferves. That the Time 
limited for our Regiment's ferving, will expire before it is polhble that the 
regular Forces to be employed on the important intended Expedition can ^ 
return to relieve them, and that a fmall Body of Men will be abfolutely 
neceflary for the Protedlion of the feveral Forts, and Country in general ; I 
have called you, therefore, Gentlemen, as expeditiouily as I could, in order 
to recommend to you, the Providing for the Continuance of Sixty-four Men, 
a Captain and ^ Lieutenant ; being your Proportion, agreeable to the Numbers 
required of the feveral Colonies for this eflential Service : And I am 
impowered by the General, to aflure you, that your Troops (hall not be 
detained one Day longer in the Service than is abfolutely requifite. .-; 

" I ihall neither infult your Zeal or Judgments with an unnsceffary Difplay 
of Arguments : The Seafon and Meafure both require Expedition ; and as 
the Neceflity of this is undeniable, I could wifli you to intitle yourfelves, 
not only to the Merit of an Afl'erit, but of an immediate One." 



Burlington, '^uly (,, i^Sr. 



THOMAS BOONE. 



OrAered, 
That His Excellency's Speech have afecond Reading. 

Ordered, 
That Dcfoid Overtoil be appointed Door-keeper to this Houle. 

His Excellency's Spec;ch was read a fecond Time, and commii:ted to a Committee 
of the whole Houle. 

Thelloule accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe ; and 
after f^ameTime fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed die Chair, and Mr. Hancock, Chair- 
man of the Committee, reported. That the Committee had made fome Progrefs in the 
Matters to them referred, and defired Leave to fit again ; To which the Houfe agreed. 
Refohed, 

That the Houfe will proceed upon no other Bufinefs this Sitting, than what is recom- 
mended in his Excellency's Speech. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two o'Clock, P. M. 

The Eloufe met. 

The Houle again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider 
furth.er of his Excellency's Speech, and after ibme Time Ipent therein, Mr. Speaker 
rffumed the C^air, and Mr. Hancock, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the 
Committee had gone through the Matters to them referred, and had come to feveral 
Refblutions ; which tlie Committee was ready to report whenever the Houfe will pleafe 
to receive the fame. 

Ordered, 
That the faid Report be made Immediately. 

Whereupon Mr. //(zwof^'j in the Behalf of the Committee, reported the faid Re/bTu- 
tions as follows, I'iz. 

I. Refohed, 



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1. Refolvtd, 

That purfuant to General Amherst's Requeft, this Day communicated to the 
Houfe, Prqajpon be forthwith made for the Inhlting, Cloathing and Pay of Sixty-four 
private Men, Volunteers, and a Captain and Lieutenant to command them •, the faid 
Cloathing and Pay, together with the Bounty to be given, to begin the fecond Day of 
November, 1761 ; and the Pay to continue till the Fiift of November^ 1762, unlefs the 
faid Men fhall be fooner difcharged. To which the Houle ao-reed. 

2. Refohed, 

^s an Encouragement to llich of the Troops already in the Pay of this Colony, 
voluntarily to enter in the Sen/ice aforefaid, befides the Cloathing and Pay to be allowed 
them, there be moreover paid a Bounty of Three Pounds, to each of the faid Volunteers 
fo inlifting, or, in cafe of Deficiency among them, to any other Volunteers that may inlift 
in the Service, not exceeding the Number aforefaid. To v/hich the Houfe agreed. 

3. Refohed, 

That the Officers and Soldiers, have the fame Pay and the lanae Cloathing (except 
only a Watch Coat inftead of a clofe-bodied Coat) as the prefent Troops. To which the 
Houfe agreed. 

4. Refohed, 

That an humble Addrefs be prefentedto his Excellency in Anfwer to his Speech; To 
which the Houfe agreed. 

A MelTage from his Excellency by Mr. Secretary, in thefe Words. 

*' Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen, 

" T T 7 H I L S T you are now aflembled', I can't but recommend to yoii 

" VV for feme further Provifion, Major MacDonald, an Officer who has 

" ferved you faithfully for feveral Campaigns, and whofe Diligence in forward- 

" ing the late Levies, and Attention in the Embarkation of them, I myfelf have 

" experienced ; and lliould be very forry if an Officer who has deferved fo 

" well of the Province, ffiould be upon a worfe Footing than in the former 

" Campaign." 

r H O. BOONE. 

Ordered, , 

That Mr. Samuel Smith, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Robert Ogden, Mr. John Lawrence, and Mr. 
Richard Lawrence, be a Committee, to prepare an Addrefs to his Excellency, in Anfwer 
to his Speech. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Spicer, Mr. Learning, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Reading, and Mr. Hart, be 3 
Committee to prepare and bring in a Bill conformable to the above Relblves. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning 9 o'Clock. 
Tluefday, July 7, 1761. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. S. Smith, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Draught 
of an Addrefs to his Excellency, which, by Leave of the Houfe, he reported ; and the 
faid Addrels was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Speaker communicated to the Houfe a Letter he had received from Andrew 
Sinyth, Elq; a Member of this Houle, informing the Houfe of his being unable to 
attend ; which being read. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Mr. Smyth have Leave to be abfent accordingly. 

The Addrefs to his Excellency was read a fecond Time; and feme Amendment being 
made thereto, was ordered to be engrolTed. 

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Mr. Spictr, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, entitled, 
u4n Aft to provide ftr the Inlijiing, Cloathing and Pay of Sixty-Jlx effeSlive Volunteers^ 
(Officers included) to be employed in his Majeftfs Service., from and after tb^Arfi Bay of 
November next ; which was read and ordered a fecond Reading. if 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two o'Clock, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 
The Bill, entitled. An Kdi to provide for the Inlijling, Cloathing and Pay of Siyly-fix 
effective Volunteers., &c. was read the fecond Time ; and feveral Amendments being 
made thereto in the Houfe, the lame as amended, on the Queftion, was agreed to, and 
ordered to be engrolTed. 

A Mefiage fromhis Excellency, by Mr. Secretary. 

Mr. Speaker., His Excellency is in the Council Chamber, ready to receive the Addrefs of 
the Houfe. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe waited upon his Excel- 
lency, and being return'd, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, that the Houle 
had waited upon his Excellency with their Addrefs, in the Words following, viz. 

"To his Excellency THOMAS BOONE, Efq; Captain General and 
Go'vemor in Chief in a?id over his Majeflys Province of New-Jerfey, and 
'Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and Vice-A4miral in the 
fufne^ &c. 

The Humble ADDRESS of the Houfe of Representatives of the faid 
Province, in General Affembly convened. 

May it pleafe your Excellency, 
71/ E his Majejlys dutiful and hyal Subje£ls, the Repfefentati'ves o/"New-Jerfey, 
*^' in General Affembly coiivened, have, without Delay, taken into Confideration 
the providing for a Nimiber of Men to be inlifled, purfuant to the ExpeSiation of 
his Excellency General Amherst, atid done therein according to his Defirey in 
Confidgice of their being difchargcd at the Time limited. 

Tho lue coidd not be fufjiciently affured, that the Number we provided for lafl 
Spring, confidering the extreme Scarcity of Men among us, could he raifed ; it is 
with Pleafure, tve now receive the Information your Excellency has given us, 
that the Regiment is fo nearly compleated. We have not in the Courfe of this War 
been remarkable for Deficiencies : We entered into the Service with a View of 
giving our befi Afiftance, and with Hopes of future Security : We have, tho" deeply 
in Debt, contijiued our Endeavours ; and as the falutary Profpe5i of a General 
Peace feems at Hand, ?iotwithftanding we have had, and mufl hereafter fruggle 
with heavy Taxes, when the important Point of Security agaijid French Perfidy 
cfid Savage Cruelty is obtained, we doubt not of their being paid with Chcaifulnefs, 
ajtd the Occaf on retained with grateful Admiration. 

If common Report may be credited, this is likely to be our lafl Addrefs to your 
Excellency ; unfollicited by any Applications, it may, we prefume be unexpected ; 
yet permit us to remark, that as we have afked Nothing of you unbecoming his 
Majeflys Reprefentative to grant, you have ref if ed us Nothing we have afked. If it 
is honourable todijlinguiflj an Adminiflration, not only unfullied, but fublickly kind and 
benevolent ; fuch an Adminiftration as yours, demands our grateful Acknowledg- 
ments. The Shortnefs of the Time you have been among us, is an Objection not in 
our Power to remedy : On your Succefior, therefore, mufl remain our future Hopes ; 
whom we fall be happy to find equally fuccceding to cur Wifhes. 

By Order of the Houfe, 

BvRLiscTo."*, July 7, 176:, SAMUEL NE V I L L, Speaker. 

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iro which his Excellency was pleafed to malce the following Anfwer. 

'' Oenikmeti, 

YOU have given a frefh Inrtanceof your Duty to the Crown, and Rca= 
dinefs to promote his Majefty's Meafures, by fo chearful and fpeedy 
Compliance with General Amherst's Requilitionj nor will your Confidence 
*' be abufed. 

" A common Report, Gentlemen, has been produdive of a very kind Com- 
" phmenttome: I have difcharged my Duty faithfully; and am particularly 
" happy, that a Condudl which I have purfued without Difficulty, fliould be 
" looked upon by you with Approbation." 

Burlington, July j, 1761. T H 0. BOONE. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till 8 o'Clock> To-morrow Morning. 
Wednefday, July 8, 1761. 
^ The Houfe met. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An Aft to provide for the Inlifting, Cloathing and Pay 
of Sixty-fix effeSfive Volunteers, (Officers included) to be employed in Us Majefifs Service 
fror/t and after thefrji Day ef November next;, was read and compared : And on the 
Qucftion, ^ 

Refolved, 

That the fame do pafs. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. John Lawrence and Mr. Fifher, do carry the faid Bill to the Council for 
Concurrence. 

Mr. Laxvrenct reported, that Mr. Fifher and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
cntrufted, to Mr. Hude, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. ^ead, informing the Houfe, that the Council 
have palTed the Bill, entitled, Jn Adt to provide for the Inlijling, Cltathing and Pay of 
Sixty-fix effeSfive Volunteers, &c. without any Amendment. 
Ordered, S 

That Mr. Reading, and Mr. Borden doHvait upon the Council, and defire them to 
acquaint this Houfe, whether they have any Bufinefs before them ; if not, that the 
Houfe propofes to apply to his Excellency tor a Difmiffion. 

Mr. Reading reported, that Mr. Borden and himfelf waited upon the Council, agree^ 
able to the Order of the Houfe, who declare, that they have no Bufinefs before them. 

A Meflage from his Excellency by Mr. Secretary ; 

Mr. Speaker, his Excellency is in the Council Chamber, and requires the Attendance of 
the Houfe. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, aiid with the Houfe waited upon his Excel- 
lency, when his Excellency was pleafed to give his Aflent to the following Bill, enadting 
the fame, viz. 

An Aft to provide for the Inlijiing, Cioathi;:^ and Pay of Sixty-ftx effieBive Volunteers, 
(Officers included) to be employed in his Majeftfs Service, from and after thefirfi Bay 
of November next. 

And then his Excellency prorogued the Houfe by the following Speech. 

" Gentlemen 



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" Qentlemen of the Ccuncil; Mr. Speaker^ and Gentlemen of the Houfe of 

^" RepreJt7Uatives; 

T T would be making you a very ill Return for the Difpatch you have 

J[ given to the Bufinefs which called you together, to detain you at fuch a 

bealbp one Minute longer than is neceflary ; I therefore prorogue this Affem- 

bly tp the 8th of Auguji, then to meet at Perth- Amboy, and it is prorogued 

acc6rdin<;ly. 

^:SS1S 8. .,6.. ^HO. BOONE. 




Y Virtue of an Order of the Houfe, I do 
appoint yames Parkery of Woodbridge^ to 
print thefe Votes. 

SAMUEL NEVILL, 

^ Speaker, 



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V O T E S 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



General Affembly 



O F T H ET 



Province of NEW-yERSEY. 



At a SESSION of Geniral Assembly held at Perth-Amboy, 
began November 30, 176 1, and continued till the i2th Day of 
December following. 



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WooDBRiDGE, ' ?■« NEW- JERSEY: 

Printed by James Parker,. Printer- to the King's Moll 

Excellent Majefty, for the- Povince, 

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V O T E S 

OF THE 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY* 

PERTH-AMBOY, Nvoember 30, 1761. 

PURSUANT to feveral Prorogations .of the General Aflembly to this 
Day, the Houfe met. 
Ordered., 
■ That Mr. Samuel Smithy and Mr. Andrew Snr^tb, do wait on his ExceUency^ 
and inform him, that the Houfe is met, and ready to receive any Thing he may have to 
lay before them. 

Mr. Samuel Smith reported, that Mr. Andrew Smyth and himfelf, had perform'd the 
Order of the HouJe •, and that his Excellency was plealed to fay, he would fend for the 
Houfe To-morrow. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'CIock; 
luejdaj, "December 2, 1761. 

The Houfe met. 

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary, acquainting the Houfe, that hii 
Excellency is in the Council-Chamber, and requires the Attendance of the Houfe 
immediately : Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait 
on his Excellency : Being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, that 
the Houfe had waited on his Excellency, who was pleaied to make a favourable Speech 
to the Council and Houfe of General Aflembly, of which, Mr. Speaker faid, he had (to 
prevent Miftakes) obtained a Copy ; which by Order of the Houfe was read, and is in 
the Words following : 



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" Gentlemen of the Countily and Gtntlejnen- of the General Ajjembly. 

tTIS Majefty having honour'd me with his Commiffion, to fcrve him as 
X Governor of this Province, I cannot help exprelnng my particular 
Satisfadion, to be placed at the Head of a People, whofe Condudl: in the 
Courfe of this War, has manifeftcd a Zeal for his Majefty's Service, and 
defcrvedly received the royal Approbation. From the Succefs of his Majefty's- 
Arms in all Quarters of the World, and the Wifdoni of his Councils, wc 
have the grcateft Reafon to cxpedt, that this juft, neceflary and glorious War, 
will terminate in a Peace, honourable to Great-Britain^ fecure and permanent 
to his Majefty's Allies, and particularly advantageous to thefe Colonies. 



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" I come Into this Country, Gentlemen, with a Dirpofition much inclined to 
*' Harmony, ami efteem it a peculiar Happinefs to be appointed io this high 
" Station, by a King^ whofc principal View is to promote the Welfare of his 
" People : Gratitude to my Sovereign, and my ov/n Inclinations, lead to confider 
'' your Happinefs as one of the great Objeds of my Care j and at the fame 
". Time, that the Duty of my Station requires from me a ftrenuous Exertion 
" of his Majefty's royal Prerogative, yet you ms.y be affujed, that your Rights 
" and Privileges will be-always, with me, facred and inviolable. 

" As I have Nothing at prefent from hisMajefty's Miniftcrs to lay before 
" you, and my Rcfidencc here has been too fliort to "enable me to enter into 
'* any Particulars relative to the Province ; I fliall content myfelf, with recom- 
" mending Unanimity and Difpatch, in any Meafur.es you may in the Courfc 
" of this Seffioni, think-it neceffary toprcpofe. 

" Gentlemen of the General ^ffembly ; 

." -Altho' the Ad, for the Support of Government continues in Force till 
•' May next, yet as- it makes Provifion only for fome of the Officers of Govcrn- 
" ment ; I riiuft recommend that Matter to your Confideration ; and need not 
" repeat what his Majcfty orders me to propofe to you on that Head, by the 
" 23d Article of his Inftrudions, as I obferve that Inftrudtion is entered on 
4' your Journals. The early Pfoofs wehare of his Majcfty 's parental AffedHon, 
'■ demand anintire Confidence '^rom all his Subjeds ; and when we confider 
■' the Blcliings we have a Prcfpe'fil of enjoying under his aufpicious Reign, I 
" make no Doubt, |)ut you will tate every Opportunity of fhewing your Grati-' 
' tude to the bell of Kings, b^ conftant Inftances of Duty, Fidelity and 
'■'• Loyalty. ' • 

" Gentlemen of the •Cou/icil, and Gentleinen of the General Affembly ; 

" As I am perfuaded, thit Harmony among the three Branches of the 
'■' Legiflatute, is the fare Means of fecuring the Welfare of the Publickj fo 
" you may depend that I fhall moft readily join my Endeavours with yours, in 
" every Meafiire that tends either to promote his Majefty's Service or tht Good 
" of the Province j and I'pleafe myfelf with the Hope,, that with your 
" Affiftance, my Adminiftratlon.will be rendered beneficial to thePcoplp." 

JOSIAH HARDY. 

Ordered^ : * ■ • 

That his Excellency's Speech have a fecond Reading in the Afternoon. 

The Houfc adjourn'd till Two P. M. 

The Houie met.. 

His Excellency's- Speech was read the fecond Time, and committed to a Committee 
'A the vvhole Eloufc. 

. A Petition -was prefented to the Houfe from J^lilcs Eunn, a Prifoner fgr Debt in 
Pcrth-ylmbcy Goal, letting f^rth, . that he has been a long Time irt Confinement, but 
hiippened.to be out on fpeoial Bail at the Timethe Jate A61 of Infolvency took Place, 
tho' he was foon after confiijed, by which Means he loft the Benefit of iaid AGt ; fJr'aying 
a Law for his Relief; which. was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.^ 

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A Petition was prcfcnted to the Houfe, from fundry of the Inhabitants of the Town- 
ships of Greenwich and Fairfield, in the County of Cumberland^ fetting forth, that they 
had formerly exhibited a Petition to this Houfe-, praying an Adl to enable them to 
eftablifli a Road and Ferry from the Town of Greenwich, acrofs Cohanfey Creek ; which 
Petition feemed not to be fatisfactory to all Parties concerned ; who, neV^ertheiefs, 
concur in the Expediency of a Road and Ferry, properly eftablifhed ; praying, that 
certain Perfons therein named, may be properly authorifed, by a Law to be pafTed for 
that Purpofe, to lay out faiji Road : Which Petition was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

Three feveral Petitions, all of one Tenor, were prefented to the Houfe, irom 'Trenton^ 
Borden-Town, and Bridgwater •, praying a Law for building a Bridge, by Subfcription^ 
over Crofswicks Creek, where a Ferry is now kept, known by the Name of Watfion^ 
Ferry ; which were read, and ordered fecond Readings. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Inhabitants of 
Somerfet County, fetting forth. That a Petition was prefented to the HoUfe laft SefTion, 
praying an Aft to enable the Petitioners to remove the Court-Houfe and Goal in faid 
County, by Subfcription, to the Town of Bridgwater, or lome convenient Place between 
Bound and Middle-Brook ; which Petition was far from being the general Requeft of faid 
Inhabitants ; praying, that inafmuch as the Court-Houfe and Goal, where built, was 
done by the Confent of the Majority of faid County, and no great Inconveniency. 
hitherto arifing therefrom, they pray, that the former Petition may be rejefted, or the 
prefent Petitioners have an Opportunity of being heard, in Anfwer to the Allegations 
contained therein : Which Petition was read, and referred to be confidered of, at fuch 
Time as the former Petition therein mentioned, fhall be had under Confideration. 

• 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from divers of the Juftices and Freeholders 
of the County of Middlefex, and the Surveyors of the Highways, and others, fetting 
forth, the great Haraihips the Petitioners lie under, by Virtue ot the late Aft for regu- 
lating Roaas and Bridges, requiring noticing and attending on Duty ; praying, that fomc 
Method may be fallen upon, to eafe or take off the Burdens they labour under in the 
Premifes -, which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

• Mr. Samuel Smith, from the Committee appointed laft Spring Seflion, for that Purpofe, 
brought, in a Bill, entided, An Aft /or laying a Duty on Negroes and Molattoe Slaves 
irtported into this Province : Which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 
Wtdnejday, December 2, 1761. 
The Houfe met. 

The Houfe rcfolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on his Excellency's 
Speech: After fomeTime fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. 
Hancock, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Conynittee had made fome 
Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, and defired Leave to fit again ; To which: 
the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The Houfe again relblved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on his Excel- 
lency's Speech : After fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and 
Mr. Hancock, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had made 
fome fiirther Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, and defired Leave to fit again. 
To which the Houfe agreed. 

B Mr, 



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YEA S. 


YEAS. 


Mr. Stt^-ens, 


Mr. Clement, 


Mr. A- Smyth, 


Mr. Coo/i/r, 


Mr. Holmes, 


Mr. MilUr. 


Mr. R. Lawrence, 




Mr. S. Smith, 




Mr. Dcughty, 





Mr. Robert Ogden, by Leave given, brought in a Bill, entitled, y^« Ad effeSlually t$ 
prevent Horfe-Racing and Gaming ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfc, from Robert Cummings, Jofeph Rue, and 
Henry Moore, fetting forth, that out of Compaffion to Peter Gordon, they undertook to 
be Managers of a Lottery, for converting into Money his real Eftate ; and in order to 
expedite the Filling faid Lottery, they hadtrufted out many Tickets, thinking they were 
countenanced by Law in faid Lottery ; that many of the Piychafers of Tickets, refufing 
to pay for the fame, under Pretence of the faid Lottery's being unlawful ; and alfo, 
that in numbering faid Tickets, by Mifi:ake,one Hundred thereof were double numbered ; 
praying a Law for recc5vering the Money outitanding for Tickets fold, and for drawing 
faid Lottery anew, or to make the fame void, by returning the Money back to the Perfons 
purchafing Tick^s ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-rnorrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 
Thurfday, December 3, 1761. 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill, entitled,' An AGt for laying a Duty on Negroes, &c. was read the fecond 
Time i and on the Qiieftion, Whether the Duties to be laid on Negro Slaves, fliall be io 
high as to amount to a Prohibition or not ? It was carried in the Negative as follows. 

NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. mtherill, Mr. Dey, 

Mr. R. Ogden, Mr. Borden, 

Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Hanitci, 

M(. Fijher, , Mr. Learning, 

Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Hart, 

Mr. f^angefou, Mr. Reading. 

Ordered, 
That the faid Bill be committed to Mr. Fijher, Mr. R. Ogden, Mr. Miller, Mr. 
Cooper, and Mr. Hart. 

Two Memorials were prefcnted to the Houfe, from Colonel Samuel Hunt \ the One 
letting forth, that the Jerfey Regiment were necefiarily detained on Duty, longer 
tlian the Continuation of their Pay by Law ; praying the Houfe to provide fuitable 
Rehef in the Premifes : The other fetting forth, that the Officers of Jaid Regiment, 
this prefent Year, were not provided with Tents at the Province Charge ; praying a 
Reimburfement of the Expence they were necefiarily put to, in providing the iame. 
Which Memorials were read, and ordered fecond Readings. 

A Petition was "prefented .to the Houfe, from fundry of the Inhabitants of Maiden- 
head Townfhip, being a Majority of the Owners of that Tracl'of Meadow, called 
Maidenhead Great Meadow ; praying a La^y, to oblige the Owners of faid Meadow to 
keep open their Ditches and Drains in the moil: proper Places ; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on his Excel- 
lency's Speech. After fomc Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and 
Mr. Hancock, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had gone 
through the Matters to them referred, and come to ieveral Refolutions ; which, by 
Leave, he reported as follows. 
Rcfohcd, 
That a humble Addrcfs be prefented to his Excellency, in Anfwcr to his favourable 
Speech. To which the Houfc agreed. 
Refolved, 
That his Majefty's Government of New-Jerfey, be honourably fupported till the 2 ill 
oiMay,'\n the Year 1763. On the Qiieftion, Whether the Houfe do agree to the 

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raid Refolve,or that the prefent Governor's Salary be now onlr provided for till the 
Tfoiw" Supporcof Governn.entends./ltwas carri Jd L the faid ReL*: 

Mr. A. Smyth, Mr' z5«,1 v ' J^' Z",''"'"' ^- ^^"^'^ 

Mr. J. ol"n, Mr" c7^' ^'^ i' {rZ'""' Mr. Hnrt,' ■ 

^■Ur, Mr.nZTo'.,, Mr./fo^^W, Mr. J^^g. 

Mr. Fangefiii, Mr. Ltaming. 

Mr. Z)£y, . * 

Ordered, 

Co^ief —• ^^^-.f^^S^^^^^^ and M. *^„..^ B. . 

Road, anda-dges, was read tl(= fecond T ' ' '' "" '""? ^a*" '^g^'aSng 

That Mr. J. Smylb, Mr. WelhtrllL Mr Xmo.;™ Mr 17 z. j .. 
a C0.™.ee, .0 bring . a .pple^enrar, fZX ^^ Sr-.;i^gSan1 

pe^iSiTrtfoSofSr irtr.Sis :?rr? *^?-"^ ^""= • ^'^"- ^ 

was alib read. ^^«»?^«/^ Goal, of the fame Tenor with the above. 

Ordered, 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two P.M. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from a lsj-i„v>K«^ f'^i, "v , , • ' 
Townfhip of //^-../nV.,, fettin.. forT that trRn.H 75 V^^ Inhabitants of the 
^F..^^^.,, to the £/.z4-5 L^FcC^ no^^ '"^ ^^""^ '^ ^^^^ Town of 

Travellert. but has been f aid ouf Sn ly in a dLk MaZf ''r.'"p inconvenient for 
-without any Penes of Compafs, and^couch'e"in vS u^cemSTermf ^""-''"'"f "' 
for laymg out the fame, in lome more convenient Pkce ?Sn wL ^^ V P'"'^''"^ ^ L^^ 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading ^^''' '^' ^"'"^ " "°^ "^^^^ - 

Mr. Hancock, from the Committee appointed for thar Pnrr,^r» u u • o-,. 

Ordered, 

agSlble^fhe'SaT'o^'LtML''";^ '"■;?"■ " *= -« Seffion of AffimMy, 
appear againft,he7ame'"' '^"""''^ "° """"""'1= Ol=>aions fliall then 

CreVf*,lTcr„ty^rf awwe^fr'^f ^r.^^?™'" "^ Meadow on M.,,.» 

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hath gonff much to Decay ; praying a Law to oblige all the Owners conccrn'd, to keep 
their Parts of faid Bank, and alfo the Sluices, in proper Repair ; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from diver's of the Owners of Marfh, Swamp, 
and Meadow, joining Rackoen-Creek, in the County of Gloucejier ; praying, for the 
Reafons therein contained, a Law for making and maintaining a good and fufficient 
Bank to flop the Tide out of the fame, with proper Sluices and Water- works i which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from the Church- Wardens, Veftry-Mcn, and 
Inhabitants oi Perth- Jmboy, letting forth, that they formerly exhibited to the' Houfe of 
Afiembly, a Petition for raifing Money by a Lottery, for repairing the Church in faid 
City, and for other pubhck Lies, which that Houle thought proper to refufe j flnce 
which, the Caufe that then induced them to Petition, has much iacrealed ; praying 
Leave now to raife by Lottery, a Sum of Money adequate to the Occafion for which it 
is wanted ; which was rea^, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition of Rolcrt Cummings, and others, for making void the Lottery made by 

Peter Gordon, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 
That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, for making void faid Lottery : 
Accordingly M.r.A. Smythy^'m Behalf of faid Petitioners, brought in a Bill, entitled, 

An Adl for the lacating and rendering void, the Loftery lately made by Peter Gordon, ^c. 

which was read, and ondered a fecond Reading. 

' Mr. S. Smith, from the Committee, to whom. was committed the Bill, entitled, An 
Act effeSlually to prevent Horje-Racing and Gaming, i^c. reported the fame, with feveral 
Amendments ; which Bill being again read in the Houfe, was agreed to, and ordered 
to be eno-roffed. 



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Mr. A. Smyth, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill for 
the Relief of inlblvent Debtors ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houft, fi-om fome of the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of the County of Sujfex ; praying for the Reafons therein contained, that 
the Court-Houle and Goal in faid County, may be erefted on a certain Place near the 
Houfe of Amos Pettit, in Newtown ^ being in their Judgment, the moll I'uitable Place 
that has yet been recommended, as lying near the Centre of faid County ; which Petition 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn 'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 

Friday, December 4, 1761. 

The Houfe met. 

The cngrolTed Bill, entitled. An A&. effeBually to prevent Horfe- Racing and .Gaming 
in the Province of New-Jerfey, was read and compared ; and on the Qiieflion, W^hether 
the faid Bill do pafs or not ? It was carried as follows. 

YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. Stfvens, Mr. ^r Ogden, Mr. Clement, •■ Mr. WctheriU, 

Mr. A. S'/jyih, Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Cooper, Mr, Vangefon, 

Ml-. Holmes, Mr. S. Shhb, Mr. Learning, Mr. Dey, 

Mr. R. Laiurentt, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Hart, Mr. Hancock, 

Mr. R. OgJtn, Mr. Borden, Mr. Reading. Mr. MiUtr. 

Refolvcd, 
That faid Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. R. Ogden, and Mr. A, Smyth, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, and 
Ccfirc their Concurrence thereto. Mr. 



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Mr. R. Ogden reported, that Mr. A. Smyth md himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
entrufted, to. the Speaker m.Council. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, frojii a Number of the' Irlhabitants of Sujfex 
County ; praying, chat the Court-Hoiile and Goal of faid County may be built at or 
n^ir Samuel Green's, which they recommend as the moft convenient Place for that 
Purpol'e i which was read, and ordered a fecdnd Reading. 

''t 

A Meflage from his Excellency,, by Mr. Secretary ; which being read, is in the 
Werds fbilowing. 

" Gentlemen ej the General Ajjembly. 

" T Obferve on your.Minutes, a' Bill brought into the Houfe, entitled, Aii 
" Jl A£t Jot laving a Duty on' Negroes, &c. T therefore think it proper to 
" acquaint you, that by, the 26th Article of his Majefty's Infirudions, I am 
• " forbid giving my x\ffeht to anyA-ii impofing Duties on Negroes imported- 
" into this Province, payable by the" Importer ; or- upon any Slaves exported, 
*' that have not been fold in the Province, arid continued there for the Space 
"■ of twelve Months. 

" I have fent you this Notice, to avoid giving unneceffary Trouble to the 
"Houfe." • 
pertr-amboy, m. 4/i ./ J S I ^ H H A R D r. 

DeceTtiber, 1761. J ■' '" 

The Petition from the County of Siijfex, for ere.fiing the- Court-Houfe and Gaol at 
or nesiv' Amos Pettii's, and the Petition lor building tne liune at or near Samuel Green's, 
were both read the fecond Time ; and. the Petition preftnted to this Houfe laft Spring 
Seffion from faid Courlty, for creeling the faid Cpurt-Houfe and Gaol at or near 
Henry Haerlccker's, was alio read ; and the Houfe being informed, that the Parties were 
attending at the Door, in order to be heard, in Support of the Allegation's contained in 
the laid three feveral Petitions ; they were accordingly admitted into the Houie and 
heard, and then were ordered to withdraw. ' ' . 

Ordered, 

That the Confideration of the above Matter be deferred till the Afternoon. 

The Houfe adjourn 'd till Two, P.M. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was.prefented to the Houfe, from William Nixon^z Prilbner for Debt in the 
G&olof Pertb-Amboy, praying Relief; which was read. 

The Petidon of the Owners of the Meadow on Mantau Creek, was read the fecond 
TiiT^e. 

• Ordered, ■ 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in- a Bill for the Purpofes prayed for in faid 
Petition, at the next Sitting of Afiembly for daihg the pubhck Bufinefs ; provided, 
Noricf 't!jer;of iliall be given in the PffKK/v/t- .-?;;/«• Gazette, at leaft fix AVeeks before 
t- ;g of Aiicmbly, and no reafonable Objections then appearing againfc the 

fan-;* 

Thi le Owners of the Marfh, Swamp and Meadow, lying adjoining • 

RacKscn- :ad the iecond Time. 

Ore. 

That tne Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, agreeable to the Prayer of their 
Petition, at the ne::t Sitting of Afiembly for doing the publlck Bufinefs ; provided Notice 
of their Apphcjtion and this Order, is inferted in the Pennfylvani'a Gazette, at leafl; 
fix Weeks before liich Sitting, and no reafonable Objections then appear againft the 
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A Petition was prefentedto the Houfe, from Benjamin Tard and John Rickey, both 
of Trenton, fetting forth, that in the Year 1755, they purchafed each one a Servant Man, 
• who foon after inhfted themfelves into his Majefly's Service ; that the Petitioners wer^ 
advifed to, and accordingly brought A(5t'ions againft the Commanding Officer, for 
detaining faid Servants j but on Iflues joined in faid Suits, on a Point of Law, the'Oourt 
gave their Opinion againft the Petitioners, whereby they loft the Service of their Servant?, 
and payed confiderable Cofts ; praying an Allowance for the Lofs they fuftained -, 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. , 

The' Bill, entitled An Adi for tJx 'vacating and rendering, void, the Lottery latdy made 
by Peter Gordon, (^c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Fi/her and Mr. 
Wetherill. 

The Houfe taking into Confideration the feveral Pe'titions for afcertaining the Place for 
building the Court-Houfe and Gaol in the CoOnty of -Suj/ex ; and the Queftioii being 
put, where the fame ftiall be erefted ; it was carried for henry Haerlocker''s. 
Ordered, . • 

That Mr. Stevens, Mr.^ R- Ogden; and. MV. Reading, be a Committee, to bring in a 
Bill for that Pufpofe. * • 

The Bill, entitled, jin Acl to amend and revive an A£i, entitled. An KSifor the Relief 
of poor difirejfed Pi'if oners for Debt, was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. 
Fifher and Mri Borden. 

■ Ordered, 

That the Treafurer of the Eaftern DiviCon, lay his Accounts before the Houfe ; and 
that the Clerk ferve him with a Copy of this Ofder. 

Mr.' WetheYill, from the Comhiittee to whom was committed tlie Bill, entitled. An 
AQ. for the vacating and rendering void the Lottery lately made by Peter Gordon, i^c. 
reported the fame, without any Amendment ; which Bill bemg read in the Houfe, was 
•agreed to, and ordered t<3 be engrofl&d. 

Mr. Fifher, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An Ad 
to amend and revive an Att,- entitled. An Aft for the Relief of -poor aijhejfed Pr if oners for 
Debt, reported the fame, without any Amendments.; which Bill being read in the Houfe, 
was agreed to, and ordered to be engroffed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-m.orrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 
Saturday, December 5, 1761. 

The Houfe met. 

■• The engroffed Bill, entitled,. yf« Aft to. amend and revive an A£f, entitled. An Act for 
the Relief of poor dijirejfed Prifoners for Debt, was read and compared: iVnd on the 
Qiifftion V 

Refolved, .Nemine Contradieenfe, ■ 
That faid Bill do pafs. • . 

The engroffed Bill, entitled, An A& for vacating and rendering void the Lettery lately 
made by Peter Gordon, i^c. was read and compared : And on the Queftion ; . • * 
• Refohed, Nemine Contradicente, 
That faid Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Wetherill, and Mr. A. Sinyth, do carry to the Council, the abovcfaid. Bills, 
and defire their Concurrence thereto. 

. A Petition was prefented to the. Houfe, from feveral of the Inhabitants of the City 
of Burlington ; praying, for the Reafons therein contained, that Leave may be given to 

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build and ereft a Bridge over Crofswicks Creek, where a Ferry is now kept, .known by 
the Name of IVatfon's Ferry ; which was read, and ordered a lecond Reaaing. 

Mr. Uolmts laid before the Houfe a Letter he had received from Thomas- Lawrie, ■ 
containing Reafons againll building a Bridge over- Crofszvicks Creek ;• which, according 
to the Defire of the Writer thereof, was read in-the Houle. 

Mr. Wetherill reported, that Mr. .^. SmytJ) and himfelfj delivered the Bills with them 
entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. * • 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry of the Inhabitanta-of the Town- 
fhip of PenrCs-Neciiy arid Mamii^ton, in th&Cuuniy of Saam., fetting. forth, that a Bridge 
. was formerly erected oveF^a/^'w Creek, which .was found cobeot great Utility ; not- 
withftanding which, lome evii-minucd Perforis, 'finding that-laid Bridge was not ere(ked 
by any Law,' dennolilhed aiid thr^w the lame into the faid Creek ; priying, tor the 
Reafons therein' contained, that faid Bridge may be eredted ancw^ by Suljlcription, into a 
Swinging-Bridge; which was tead, and ordered ^ fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, -from matiy of the Fa'rmers, and_ other Inhabi- 
tants of this Colony ;. praying, fof the Reafons therein contained, that a Law may be 
pafjed for afcertaining one gsaerai and unalterable Rule for thfe Conftruction of La^nd 
Carriages, whole Wiieels may exactly revolve on each Axis fiveFeet two. Inches diftant 
from each other's Extremity \ which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

. Mr'. Miller, purfuant to an Order of thie Houfe of the fecond of Jpril laft, brought 
in a Bill, for banking three 'iveral Tradts. of Tide Meadow, in the County of Cumber- 
land; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading, 

The Bill for Support of Governriient, was read the fecond Time, and committed 
to a Committee of the whole Houfe. 

The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the 
before mentioned Bill : After fome Time fpent therein, Mr- Speaker refumed the Chair, 
and Mr. Hancock, Chairman of .the Committee, reported, that the Committee had gone 
through the Bill .to them referred, and come to feveral Refolutions ; which, by Leave, 
he reported as follows : ; . ' 

Refolved, 
That in and by faid Bill, when pafled into a Law, there be paid to his Excellency 
JosiAH Hardy, Efq; at the Rate ot One Tboufand Pounds, per Annum, to conwntnce. 
the 29th of O£foifer\z\\. To which the Houfe agreed. 

I'o the Honourable Robert Hunter- Morris, Efq; Chief Juftice .of this Colony, at the 
Rale of Oiie Hundred Pounds. To which the Houfe agreed. ■ . 

To tiie Honourable Samuel Nfvill, Elq; Secona Juftice of the Suprerne Qo\itt,ftwenty- 
five Pounds. . fo which t'he Houle agreed. ■ V. 

To the Honourable . ii/f^^-i Saltar, Efq*, .Third Jviftice of the .Supreme Court, 
Twenty-jlye Pounds. To which the Houfe- agreed. . - -~((^- ,- ■ 

To Court 'and Ski?iner, Efq; Attorney General of this -Colony, Thirfy Pounds. 'To 
which tne Houle agreed. . ■ , . 

To the Honourable Andre^ds Johnfton, . and to Samuel Smith, Efqrs, Treafurers of this 
Colony, Forty Pounds each. To which the Houfe agreed. . ; 

To Charles Read, Efq-, Clerk of the Council, Thirty Potinds. .To which the . 
Houfe agreed. . ' 

To yofeph'Sherwood, Eiq; Agent of this Col»ny at the Court of Great-Britain, or 
to the Agent- for the Time being, appointed by the Houfe.of .Reprefentatives, the- Sum 
of Eighty Pounds, To which the Houfe agreed. . 

. To John Smytlb, Efq;' Ckrk of the. Circuits, Twenty Potinds. To whichthe Houfe 
agieed. . • ' ' 

To the Door-keeper of the Council, Ten Pounds. To. which the Houfe agreed. 
To his Excellency JosfAH Hardy, Efq-, Sixty Pounds per Annum, for Houfe. Ren':; 
provided he makes Perth-Amkoy or Burlington, the Place of his Refidence, T6 which 
the Houfe agreed; To 



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To his Excellency Josiah Hardy, Efq-, in Addition to bis Salary for die firft Year, 
in Confidr ration of the extraordinary Expence attending the Transportation of himielt 
and Family, in a Time of War, Five Hundred Pounds. And on the Queilion, Whether 
the Hoiile agrees thereto or not ? It was carried as follows : 

VFAS • • YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

lVTr%7'C»i • Mr. /)«', Mr. IVilheyUl, Mr. Bor Jen, 

Ml 7 Oft?«/, Mr. Milkr, Mr. Boglnand, Mr. Leamuig. 

Mr' Fifhe,; Mr. Haft, Mr. Jotn Laurence, 

Mr. vLg^o^i Mr.' Reading. Mr. /)(.«^iy, ■ ■ 

To any one of the Juftices of tHe Supreme Court, for attendirig Circuit Courts, and 
Courts of Oyer and Terminer, in the Manner prefcribed by laid Aft, the Sum of ^fw 
Potmds, for each Time. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To each of {'he Council, tor the Time they may attend at any Sitting of the General 
AiTembly within the Time,- ^ix t^iningsiper Diem. To which the Houle agreed. 

To the Clerks of the Houfe of Rcp^fenCatives, for their Attendance, the Sum, pf 
Eight ShiUings per Dtem. Alio, Four-pence per Sheet, reckoning ninety Words to the 
Sheet; for entering the Minutes fair in. the Book, and copying the Laws and Minutes for 
the Printer. To" which the Houfe agreed. , • ' ' 

To tho Segretary, for Charges attending ExprefTes to this Time, the Sum of Fifty- 
three Peunds Eleven SbilHngs and Three-pence: • To which the tioule agreed. : • 

To Abraham Clark, jun. for Pen, Ink and Paper, at this and a former Sitting, and 
extraordinary Services, the Sum of Fifteen Pounds. To which the Houie agreed. 

To each of the Treafurers of this Colonf, &x • P£»« per Pound, for cxchangmg 
ragged and torn Bills of Credit : Alfo, Fifteen Pounds each, for their extraordinary 
Services during faid Year. . To Vk^hich the Houle airc<:d. * ; 

To the x^onourabie 'Samuel-Nevtll, Eiq; in Addition to' his. Salary, Twenty-five Pounds 
for iaid Year : And on the Queftion ; Whether the Houfe agrees thereto ornot ? It 
was carried in the Affirmative, as foJlows : 

■YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. "NAYS. 

Mr. StenjeTfs, Mr. & Smith, Mr. IVe'.heriH, Mi: Clement, 

Mr. A. Snyth, Mr. J. Lanureiue, Mr. Holmes, Mr. Cooper, 

Mr. K. dvden, Mr. Borden, Mr. R. Eaivreme, Mr. Hr.ncock, 

Mr. J. Oj;den, . Mr. Hart, Mr. Fifier, Mr. MiUer, 

Mr. Faugc/on, Mr. Reading. Mr. Highland, Mi'. Learning. 

Mr. Dfj, Mr. Doughty; 

The Votes being equal, Mr. Speaker gave the cauing .Vote in die J.armative. 

To Ja',nes Parker, or any other Printer, for prindng the Taws and Minutes, fucH Sums 
as Hendrick Fifher., John V/eiherill, Rcberi Ogden, John Ogden, JcLh Hoghla?ki, and 
Jndrew Smyth, Efqrs, or.any. two of them, IhaJl agree to be, paid for the lame. 1 o 
which the Houfe agreed. • ■•*''. . • .■ 

To the Serjeant at Arms, who fliall attend the' Hqufe of Reprefentatives, at any 
Sitting during faid Year, the Sum of. Three Shillings per Diem. ■ To which tlie .Houle 
■ agreed. . ■ . . . ' • . 

To .jhe Serjeant at Arms, who fhall attend the Council as aforefaid, the Sum of Three] 
Shillings per Dkm. To which the i^ufe agreed. . •". . - . - . 

To theDoor-keepei-of the Houfe of Reprefentatives, for the Time being, who fliall- 

attend in Manner aforefaid, the Sumof Three Shillings and Six-pence per Diua. Tp 

which the Houfe agreed. r l t/- 

To Andrew. Johnfton, Efq-, the Sum of Twenty Shillings per Week, to pay for the Ufe 

' R'jom, Fire Vvoodaod Candles, for t'he Council, tiunng any Situng within the laid 

To which the Houfe agreed.* 

A.'idre-jv Smyth, Efq-, the Sum of Thirty-five Shillings per Vs^eek, to p^y for the 

a Room, Fire-Wood and Canoles, for the Houfe of Affembly, at the Scflion in 

and AprifhA^ and this prefent Sitting.' Alfo, fuch Sum's of Mpney as he may 

in rtpairing the Damage done by Fire to the Aftmbly Room, this Sitting. 

•'^h the Houle agreed. . . 

' of the Members of this Houfe, the Sum of Six Shillings pr Diem, for the 
'1 attend during faid Term. • To which the Houfe agreed. 

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And on the Queftidn ; Whetlier the faid Bill be engrofled or not ? Il was carried in 
the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 
That iaid Bill be engrofled. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning' Nine o'Clock. 
Monday, December 7, 1761. 

The Houfe met. 

^'he Petition from fundry of the Inhabitants of Greenwich and Fairfield, for laying 
Koad, and eftablifhing a Ferry 2i(:rok Cohaitfey-Creek^ was read the lecond Time. 
diri:d, 

ihe rttitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, agreeable to the Prayer of their 
,;, dC the next Sitting of AlTembly for doing the publick Bufineis ; provided 
^ tuL.zof is given in the Pennjylvania Gazette, at leaft fix Weeks before faid Sitting, 
.'.0 realbnable Objedbions then appearing againft the fame. 

The Bill for draining three feveral Trafts of Tide Meadow, in the County of Cumber- 
lund, wai read the lecond Time, and committed to Mr. Hancock and Mr. Cooper. 

The feveral Petitions prefented to the Houfe this Sitting, for ereding a Bridge over 
Crcjswicks Creek, where a Ferry is now kept, known by the Name of Watfon\ Ferry, 
were read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Confideration of faid Petitions be deferred till the next Sitting of Aflembly, 
at Burlington, where all Parties concerned may have an Opportunity of beino- heard. 

The Petition for afcertaining the Conftruclion of Land Carriages, whofe Wheels may 
run exactly five Feet two Inches Diftance, was read the Tecond Time, and referred to 
furtner Confideration, that the Members may have an Opportunity to confult their 
refpeftive Conftituents on the Subjed: ; and whether it would not be publickly advan- 
tageous, to oblige all V^aggons and Carts, ufing publick Roads, to go with broad 
Fellies, 

The Treallirer of the Eaftern Divifion laid his Accounts before the Houfe. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An Aft to continue the Support of Government, was read 
and compared: And on the Queftion ; \Vhether the faid Bill do pafsornot? It was 
carried in tlie Affirmative, as follows : 

NAYS. 
Mr. Holnisi 



Y E A S. 


YEAS. 


YEAS. 


Mr. Stt-vens, 


Mr. Hogbland; 


Ml-. Clement, 


Mr. A. Smjth, 


Mr. f'ange/on. 


Mr. Cooper, 


Mr. Wetheritl, 


Mr. S. Smith, 


Mr. Hancock, 


Mr. R. Laurence, 


Mj. y. Laivrence, 


Mr. Miller, 


Mr. J. Ogden, 


Mr. Doughty, 


Mr. Hart. 


Mr. Fijber, 


Mr. Borden, 





Refolved, 
That the faid Bill do pals. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Ha:uock, and Mr. J. Lawrence, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, and 
defire their Concurrence thereto. 

Mr. Stevens, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill for 
building a Court-Houle and Gaol in the County of Sujfex ; which was read, andordered 
a fecond Reading. 



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Ordered, 
That Mr. Learning, Mr. A. Smyth, Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. J. Lawrence, and Mi. 
' Cooper, or any three of them, be a Committee, to join a Committee of the Council, in 

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order to inipefi; and fettle the Treafurer of the Eaftern Divifion's Accounts, and to burn 
the cancel kd Money in his Hands ; and that Mr. Hancock, and Mr. J. Lawrence, do 
inform the Council thereof, and defire them to appoint a Committee for that Purpofe, and 
the Time and Plate of Meeting. 

Mr. Hancock reported, that Mr. J. Lawrence and himfelf, delivered the Bill and 
Meilage of the Houfe with them entrulted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Hoiife acijourn'd till Two, P. M. ■ . 

The Hbufe met. 

Mr. Fi^jer, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entided, ji^ Aft 
foriaying a Duty on Negroes, &c. reported, that they had gone through the faid Bill, and 
made feyeral Amendments thereto ; which Bill was read, and referred to further Confi- 
deration. 

A Meffage from the Council^ by Mr. JJhJield, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council 
Jiave appointed Mr. Kemhle, Mr. Apfieldy and Mr. Read, or any two of them, a Com- 
mittee, to join a Committee of the Houle, to infpeft and fettle the Accounts of the 
Honourable ^^^r^'iy Jtimfton, Efq; one of the Treafurers of theColony of New-jerfey, 
and burn the cancelled Money in his Hands ; and that the Committees do meet for that 
Purpofeat Mr. Treafurer JjahnfioTii Houle, at three o'Clodc To-morrow Atternoon. 

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The Bill, entided. An AG: for bttilding a Court-Houfe and Gael in the County o/Suflex, 
was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. S. Smith and Mr. Hart. 

Mr. Learning, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, 
entitled, J Supplement to the AScfer regu!ati?7g Roads and Bridges ; wliich was read, and 
ordered a lecond Reading. ■ ' . 

Mr. S. Smith, fro'm the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, Jjf 
Adi. for building a Court-Houfe and Gaol in the County of Suflex, reported the fame with- 
out any Am.endment ; which Bill being read in the Houfe, was agreed to, and ordered to 
be engrofTed. . ■ 

Ordered, ' . . 

That Mr. TFeiheriU, Mr. iSlevens, Mr. F.. Ogden, Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Berden, and 
Mr. J. Smyth, or any three of them, be a Commirtee, to infpeft and fei'tle the Accounts 
of C61onerP£'/i?r 6'AY_>'/f/-, and' make Report thereof to this Houil'. 

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The Houfe adjourn'd till To-mori'ow Morning Nine o'Clock', 
Tuejd(}yy December %, ijbi. 

The Hbufe met. 

The eno-roitcd Bill, entitled. An Aft /or huilding a Com-t-Houfe and Goal in the County 
cf Su/ex, w^s read' and comparad : And on the Queftion ; ' ■ 

■ Refdlved, Nemine Contradicente, 

That the faid Bill do pafs. 

Ordered,, • ■ ' 

That Mr. Hoghland and Mr. Hart, do carry- the faid Bill to the Conn^il, and defire 
their Concurrence thereto. 

Ordered, ' ■ . ■ 

That Mr. A. Smyth,- Tcn^ Mr. J. Lawrence, do wait on his Excellency, on Account 
of the Inconvenience the Province is expofed to, 'in lying open to tiie Importation of 
Negroes, at a Time v/hen the Provinces on each Side have laid Duties on them ; that 
we look upon it as a particular Hardfliip, to be denied the common Privilege of fuch a 
Prohibition ; and therefore defire his Excellency w;ould be plealcd to reprcfent the Incon- 
veniences of the Inftruftion he has mentioned, and if pofTibk, get it withdrawn. 

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A Meflage from the Council, by Mr.- Read, in the Words foDowing. 
Ordered, 

" That Mr. Read do acquaint the Houfe of Aflembly, that the Council defire to be 
" informed, what Notice has been given to the Parties affefted by the Bill, entitled, 
" j4a AAfor vacating and reiide-ri/ig loid the Lottery lately made by Peter Gordon, i£c. 
" and that they would furnifh the Council with fuch Evidence as has been offered to them, 
" in Support of the Fafts. in the Petition upon which the Bill aforelaid was founded." 

Mr. Hoghla-,1^ reported, that Mr. Hart and himfeif, delivered the Bill with them 
entrufted, to Mr. Read, one of the Gentlemen of the Council, the Council not fitting. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. Fifier, do acquaint the Council, in Anfwer to their 
' Me/Tage of this Day, That the Bill for vacating Peter Ca)-don\ Lottery, took it's Rife 
by Petition from fundry Perfons, complaining of being likely to be ruined by a Miftake 
in numbering the Tickets, and the Fatts being publickly notorious, a Delay dangerous to 
the Parties', and the Lottery in itfeif againft Law ; the Houfe conceived it would be 
doing publick and private Juftice, that all concern'd fhould be left as nigh as might be in 
the fame Situation they were in before they began the Lottery ; and thele are the Reafons 
on which the faid Bill was founded. 

Mr. A. Smyth reported, that Mr. J. Lawtenee and himfeif had waited on his Excel- 
lengy, with the Melfage with them entrufted, who was pleafed to fay, he would comply 
with the Defire of the Houfe, and write Home in Favour thereof, as foon as a proper 
Opportunity prefented. ' ' . 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. Fijhir and himfeif delivered the MefTage of the Houfe 
with them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council.. .' . 

The Bill, entitled, A Supplement to the Adt for regulating Roads and Bridges, was read 
the feccyid Time, and referred to Hirther Confideration. 

The Houfe adjoum'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houle met, and adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 

Wednefday, December g, lytii 

The Houfe met. 

The Petition for building a Draw or Swinging Bridge over Salem Creek, was read the 
fecond Time. 

Ordered, . 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, agreeable to the Prayer of their 
Petition/ at the next Sitting of Aflembly for doing tlie publick Bufinefs; provided No- 
tice thereof is given in the Penhfylvania Gazette, at leaft Six Weeks before faid Sitting, 
and no reafonable Objedlion then appearing againft the fame. 

Mr. S, Smith, from the Committee appointed to draw the Draught of an Addreis to 
his Excellency, reported, that they had drawn the fame ; which by Leave he read, 
and delivered in at the Table, where the fame being again read, was agreed to by the 
Houfe, and ordered to be engrofled. 



t>' 



The Memorials of Colonel Hunt, in Behalf of himfeif, and others, of the Jerfey 
Regiment, were read the fecond Time, and on the Queftion, Whether the Pay of fuch 
of th« Officers and Soldiers of faid Regiment, who were detained on Duty after the 
Firft Day of Noi-ember laft, the Time their Pay by Law expired, be continued for a 
longer Time or not? It was carried in the Affirmative. 

Whereupon 



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Whereupon Mr^ FiJJjer, by Leave given, brought in a Bill, entitled. An AQc for 
paying fundry incidental Charges ; which was read, and ordered a iecond Reading. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. S. Smith and Mr. Clement have Leave to be Abfent the Remainder of the 
Sefiion, on extraordinary Occafions. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Doughty have Leave to be ablent on extra.ordinary Occafions. 

The engroffed Addrefs to his Excellency, was read, and compared. 

. Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker do fign the fame. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. J. Lawrence do v/ait on his Excellency, and deflre to be 
informed, when he v/ill be waited upon by the Houfe with their Addrefs. 

■ The Petition of the Church Wardens and others, of the City oi Perth-Amboy, praying 
for a- Lottery for repairing their Church, ffff. was read the fecond Time: And on the 
Queftion, Whether the Prayer of the Petitioners be granted or not ? It was carried in 
the Affirmative, as follows. 

y E AS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. Ste%-cns, Mr. Fijher, Mr. Hancock, Mr. Holmes, 

Mr. A. Sii.ytk, Mr. t^angefon, Mr. Learning.. Mr. R. Lawnnci, 

Mr. IVetherill, Mr. Dey, Mr. Hart. Mr. Hogkland, 

Mr. R. Ogdiii, Mr. La-wrence, Mr. Cooper, 

Mr. J. Ogdeti, ' Mr. Bon/en, Mr. Miller. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. A. Smyth, be a Committee to bring in a Bill for the Purpofes 
aforeiaid. 

Mr. Ha;!ccck, from the Committee to whom v/as committed the Cill, entitled, AnA& 
to enable the Oz^ners and Pojfejfors of three feverai Trafis of Tide-^/Ieadozv, &c. to keep 
the Tide from overflowing the fame; reported, that they had gone through the fame, and 
made feverai Amendments thereto •, which Bill being again read, was agreed to by the 
Houfe, and ordered to be engroiled. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 
Jhiirfday, December lo, 1761.. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. J. 'Lawrence and himfelf had waited on his Excellency, 
with the Meflage of Yefterday, defiring to know, when he will be waited upon by the 
Houfe with their Addrefs i who v/as pleafed to fay, the Houfe Ihould hear irom him. 

Whereas by a Law of this Colony, Colonel John Johnfton, deceafed, was authorized 
to purchafe two Thoufand Stands ot Arms, with Accoutrements and Ammunition, for 
the Uie of this Colony ; which Arms were accordingly purchased, and ordered to be 
delivered to the Colonels of the feverai Counties of this Colony, for the Ufe of faid 
County •, but inafmuch as it appears the Colonel of the Milida of the County of Salem, 
hath hitherto neglefted applying for the fame : 
Ordered, 

That the Executors of faid John Johnfton, do deliver the Proportion of faid .^rms 
and Accoutrements, belonging to Salem County, unto John Budd, or John Holmes, or 
either ot their Orders, for the Ufe of the Militia of Saler,!, according to Law. 

On 



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On a Motion made ; the Queffion was put, Whether the Arms and Accoutrements 
purchafed for the Ufe of this Colony, be now difpofed of by Sale amoj»g the Inhabitants 
of the feveral Counties, or kept during the Continuance of the War ? It was carried as 
follows : 

For being difpofed of. For being kept. 

Mr. ICetherill, Mr. (^angefon, Mr. Stevens, Mi. J. Larwrence, 

Mr. Holmts. Mr. Cooper, Ml-. A. Smyth, Mr. Borden, 

Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. Miller, Mr. R. Ogden, Mr. Hancock, 

Mr. Fijler, Mr. Hart. Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Learning. 

Mr. Hogkland, ' Mr. Dey, , 

C The Voices being equal, Mr. Speaker gave his Vote for their being kept. 

•o. A Meflage -from his Excellency, by Mr.. Secretary ; which being read, is in the 
Words following. 

" Gentlemen of the General Ajfembly. 

I Think it proper to acquaint you, that I have received Letters from Mr. 
Secretary Pitt., wherein he informs me, that his Majcfty's Marriage with 
the Princefs Charlotte^ of Mecklenboiirg Strelitz, was happily celebrated on 
the 8th of September laft j and that their Majefties were crowned at fVeJi- 
mhijier^ the 2 2d of the fame Month. I lincercly congratulate you on thefe 
happy Events, which cannot fail to give the higheft Satisfaction and Joy to 
all his Majefty's faithful Subjedls." 

J O S I A H H A R D r. 

PerthAmboy, December 9, 1761. 

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Woodruff., acquainting the Houfe, that the 
Council have this Day palled tiie Bill, entitled. An Kct to amend and revive an Aeif 
4nti/led, An ad: for the Relief of poor dijireffed Pri/oners for Debt. 

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council 
have this Day paflfed the Bill, entitled. An A&. effe£iiiaHy to prevent Horfe- Racing and 
Gaming &c. ; without any Amendm.ent. 

A Mefllige from his Excellency, by the Deputy Clerk of the Council, informing the 
Houfe, that his Excellency is in the Council-Chamber, ready to receive the Addrefs of 
the Houfe. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker- left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait on his 
Excellency : Being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, that thd 
Houfe had waited on his Excellency, and prefented their Addrefs in the Words follow- 
ing. 

To His Excellency J O S I A H H A R D Y, Efp Captain General and 
Govemcr in Chief in and over His Majejly's Province of New-Jerfey, and 
Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and Vice- Admiral in the 
fame. Sec. 

The Humble ADDRESS of the Representatives of faid Province, in 

General AlTsmbly convened. 

May it pleafq your Excellency. 

TJ/E His Majefty's dutiful and loyal Subje^s, the Reprefentatives of New- 
Jerfey, tn General Ajfemb!y convened, beg Leave to congratidate your 
Accefjicn to the Government of a Province, happy in having our pa ft Endeavours 
for J be publick Good accepted by a Sovereign, the early Proofs of whofe parental 
AffeSlion, demands the moft confpicuczts Gratituder, in' every ^poffible^ tnflance of 
Duty, Fidilety and Loyalty. :v];.3li<i..Uih w'" n 

E . 'it 



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It is a Matter of great SatisfaBion, to bear your Excellency's early Declarations^ 
of conjUering o^r Happinefs as one of the great ObjeSis of your Care , and that OUt* 
Rights and Privileges, will be always with you, facred and inviolable ; we can 
ajjure your Excellency, no Endeavours of ours will be wanting to render your Admi- 
niftration eafy. 

' In Confideratioji of the extraordinary Expences attending the Tranjpcrtation of 
yourfelf and Family hither in a Time of War, ii-e have added to your Salary for 
the fir jl Tear, though we had twice done it to new Governors before in the Courfe of 
thr^e Tears pajl : We fiouldnow think ourf elves happy that the Rotation might be 
at an End ; and that by your Excellency's long Refidence amongli us, a growing 
Acquaintance might improve a mutual Ejieem ; and that the longer we live toge^ 
ther, the happier we may be in each other. 

Several of the Members being of the ^ ' Bv Order of the Houfc, 

People called Quakers, agree to the Sub- ( ^ 

ftance of this Addrels, with their ufual ( n m -k r ^-r r^ -r -..T-r^irxf-r « . 

Sxcp^tioa to the Stile. i SAMUEL NEVILL, speaker. 

To which Addrefs his Excellency was plcafed to return the following Anfwcr. 

" Gentlemen of the General Afjembly. 

,c -|- Return you many Thanks for your Addrefs, as alfo for what you have 

' I thought proper to add to my Salary for the firft Year : As my Endea- 

*' vours will be conftantly exerted for the Good of the Province, I hope to 

" improve la your Eftecm and Confidence." 

Perth-Ambov, the ^otbof J S I A H H A R D T. 

December, 1 76 1. J 

"The engroffed Bill, entitled, An A£t to enable the 0"d:ners and Pojfeffors of three feveral 
trails of Tide Meado'-J}, &c. to keep out the Tide, &c. was read and compared : And on 

the Queftion -, 

Refolved, Nemim Contradicente, 
•, ''That the faid Bill do pafs. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Learning and Mr. Miller, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their 

Concurrence. 

Mr. Stevms, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, for 
impowering the Church-Wardens and Veftry-Men of St. Peter's Church,, in the City of 
Perth- Jmboy, to raife by T-ottery a Sum of Money, &c. which was read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd nil Two„ P. M 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill entided. An Aft to impower the Church-Wardens and Vejlry-Men of Ss. 
Peter'5 Chiirch in the City 0/ Perth- Amboy, to raife by Lottery a Sum of Money, &c. was 
read the fecond Time, and committed to. Mr. WetieriJl and Mr. Hart. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for paying fundry incidental Charges, was read the fecond 
Tiir.e ; and Veveral Amendments being thereunto made, die fame as amended, was. 
agreed' to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engrofled. 

Mr. Miller reported, that Mr. Learning and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them, 
cntrufti^d, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. 



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Mr. Wetherillj from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled An A«ffc 
to impower the Church-Wardens and Vejirj-Men of St. Peter'j Churchy to raife by Lottery a 
Sum of Money^ ^c. reported the -fame without any Amendments ; which Bill being 
again read, was agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engrofled. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An AAftr paying fundry incidental Charges, was read and 
compared : And on the Queftion ; 
Refolved, 
Thatfaid Bill do pafs. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Ad to impawer the Church-Wardens and Vejiry-Men 
§f St. PeterV Church, to raife by Lottery a Sum of Money, i^c. was read and compared : 
And on the Queftion ; 
Refolved, 
That the faid Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. A. Smyth, do carry the above Bills to the Council, and 
defire their Concurrence thereto. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 
Friday', December ii, 1761. 

The Houfe met. 
Ordered, 

That the fcveral County Colleftors for the Year 1761, fend the Duplicates of the 
Affeflments of faid Counties for this prefent Year, to the Treafurers of the Uivifions to 
which they relpedively belong. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Borden, do wait on his Excellency, and in Anfwer 
to his Meflage of Wedrufday laft, inform him, that it is with great Pleafure and Satis- 
fadion the Houfe hears of tlie Celebration of his Majefty our moft gracious Sovereign's 
Marriage, with a Proteftant Princels of lb amiable a Charafter as the Princcls Charlotte 
qS. Mecklenbourg StreUtz. 

The Coronation of their Majcfties at fuch a happy Crifis, when Providence has in 
fo many Inftances crown'd the Britifl) Arms with Succels, muft add Splendor to the 
Solemnity, and fills every Britifl} Bofom with univerfal Joy ; and calls upon us to return 
your Excellency our hearty Congratulations on fuch happy Events. 

Mr. Steveru reported, that Mr. A. Smyth and himfelf, delivered the Bills with them 
cntrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. J. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Borden and himfelf, delivered the Meflage of the 
Houfe with them cntrufted, to his Excellency. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 
Mr. J. Lawrence had Leave to be abfent on urgent Bufinefs. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 

Saturday, December 12, 1761. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Stevens, from the Committee appointed laft Spring Sefllon-to fettle the Accounts 
of Colonel John Johnjion, deceafed, and Stephen Crane, made the following Report on 
faid Colonel John Johnfton'% Accounts. To which the Houfe agreed. 

Dr. 



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.Dr. . : The Province of New-Jerfey, General Acccounts 

175$. To Sundries for the Provincial Regiment, as /^T Account of Particulars. - {,. 13176-11-4. 

To the Coft of 500 Arms in 1756, as ^tt Mofes^r auks' % Account, - - - 1380-15-S 

To Cafti paid for quartering Soldiers, ^^r Accounts, - ... 774-01-0 

To the Coft of 1000' Arms, per Afo/f/ Fran;^/s Account, - ' - - - 7tt55-j6-f 

To fundry OmifTions in the Frontier Accounts for building Block-Houfes, 
as per Memorandum Book, 

Paid Capt. i?!i/I'o, to pay Men working at one of the Block-Houfes, ^. lo-io-o 

Paid jExpencc down, - 

Province Money ftoten out of the Cheft at the Head Quarters, 

To Omiffion in Major Hunt'% Mufter-Roll, 

To Commiflions on {,. 13,176-12-4,31 U\o per Cent. 

To Store-Hire for Col. Hale'% Regiment ; the 2000 Stands of Arms, 
and for the Province Commiflioncrs, at fundry Times, - 



3-6 




4..t-o 


J5-i:-6 
10-0 


' 


' 


163-10-7 
£. »»,6g6.i8-5 


- 


20-00-0 


°roclan'.aUon, 


£.■ 2»,686-iS-5 





" tyr-iaMft* <^ - i-'*j.-.c^» 



Mr. Stevens., from faid Comjmittee, alfo reported, that Mr. Stephen Crane had been 
noticed to attend and fettle his Accounts, but hath hitherto neglefted. 
. Order edy 

That faid Stephen Crane, and alfo Jofeph Hollinjhead and Jofeph 2'ard, Efqrs, and all 
other Perfons appointed for laying out the publick Money, who have not fettled the 
farttCjlay their Accounts before the Houfe on the firft or fecond Day oi' next Sitting of 
Aflcmbly. 

Mr. R. Lawrence, from a Committee appointed laft Spring Sefficn, made the 
foiiowing Keport. Xo which the Houfe agreed. 

Dr. Thp^^sijE^t9n, to the Province cf New-Jerfeyj . Cr. 



To Ballance of -Accounts, fettled 
by Report of Committee, o* 
3d December, 1760. £. 0-23-16-3 

Ballance due to Thomas 
Ealsii, - - £• 0-12-0 



By Commiflions on /. 566-4-0 Soldiers Pay, paid by 

the CommilTioners Taylor and Harrijoit, in 1757, 

which the former Committee for fettling Thomas 

Salon's Account would not allow ; but it appear- 
ing that the Conimifnonersaforel'aid,chaigeci but 

two per Cent. iiXd Thomas Eaten is to be allowed 

three per Cent, thereon, which is, - - ■ £. 16 I9-0 

By .Commiflions on /. j7i-i6-o, expended by faid 

Eaton, for Articlet which fliould hav» been fupplied 

by the Commiflicners, for which faid Eaton muft 

be allowed iwoper Cent, which is, - - - 7-09-0 



£. 24-oS-o I £. ■24-og-o 



The Committee appointed in March fc^, Ur fettling the puhlicl Accounts, ha'vini; in Confcquence cf a Kote ci tie fool of 
John Tz.^\ox's Accounts ivitb the Prcnjince^ fettled mVl^iXth lafi nfoitfaid,re-exa'nincit the Accoutils 0/ Thomas 
Eaton, do find the Sum of I. 371-16-0, thertm mentioned, or the greatcfi Fart oj it, to hale been paid in Confcquence 
of a Refol'ue of this Houfe, at their Seffions at Elizabeth-Town, in Auguft, 1757. That the Accounts of ]ohn 
Taylor aW Thomas Eaton, releni've to Jaid Sum,betve been juflfy fettled : And dojtirther find, that the Proiincial 
Account ivifh faid Thomas Eaton, tofiand as ahoie. 

December 12, 1761. Bv Order of the Committee, 
JOHN 6 (; D E N, 
JOHN HART, 
RICHARD LAWRENCE. 



Mr- 



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with Colonel John Johnfton, O. 

By Cafli of Mr. i/»Wn/5*<a^, to pay for making of Breeches for the Soldiers. - £, i|.oo-o 

By Cafli of Andrruj Jobnfton, Efq; Treifurer, - £. 189+1-15-0 

Ditto of Samuel Smith, Efq; Treaftlrer, - - - J400 O""" 

11342-15-0 



£• »i36o-i5-o 
Ballance dut to Colonel Johnfton, - - - . - - 326-03-5 

PncUimation, £. 21686 18-5 



December 12, 1761. We ivhefe Names are hereunto fiAf&ibed, harve inj^taed the Fmuheri to the abwe Account), 
and find a Ballance o/Three Hundred and Twenty-fix Pounds Three Shillings and Five Pence, Prtdanuuion 
Money, due to the Eftate of Colonel John Johnfton. 

J O H N 8 T E V E N- S. 

ROBERT OGDEN. 

HENDRICK FISHER. 



fie folloivin^ Articles are not chargedin Col. Johnfton'j Accounts, but areUft to be inquired into, and ifjoumlrkht, ari 
to be paid to his Reprefentati've, by the Province ofHim-lnky. As Witnets our Hands this i»th DaV of 
December, 1761. 

A Receipt from Col. Oliver De Lancey, for 444 Pieces of t, 'for appprehending in Defertert, 
An Article for making Soldiers Cloathi, ~ . £, 63-7-4 



JOHN STEVENS. 
ROBERT OGDEN. 
HENDRICK FISHER. 



Mr. Wetherilh from the Committee appointed to lettk Colonel Schuyler'^ Accounts, 
reported, that the faid Accounts and Vouchers never came to their Knowledge till this 
Morning, and it being expeded the Houfe will rife this Day, find it impradicabie to 
fettle the fame this Seflion. 
Ordered, 

That the Settlement of faid Accounts* be referred to faid Committee, or any three 
of them, to fettle- during the Vacation ; and that they make their Report next Sittino- 
of AfTembly. • • • *= 

, It appearing to this Houfe, that tbomas Eatou, Commiflary and Paymafter of the 
Jerfey Regiment in the Year i j^y, having perform'd the Duty df CdmmifTary and Pay- 
mailer to faid Regiment, and accounted for all Monies by him received, agreeable t« 
Law. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker do write to the Secretary, informing him thereof, and order that 
he cancel and deliver up faid Ihomas Eaton's Bond, giveh for the faithful Difcharo-e of 
his Office. ' ° 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. Af. 

The Houfe met. 

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council 
have pafTed the Bill, entitled. An A61 to continue the Support of Government, &c. The 
Bill, entided. An Aft to enable the Owners and Pojfejfort of three feveral Tra£ls of Tide 
Meadow and Marfh, adjoining on Cohanfey Creek, 6ff. The Bill, entided. An Aft to 
impower the Church-War dem and Veflry-Men' of Sx..^QttT's Church, in the City of Vtrtii- 
Amboy, te raife by Lottery, ^c. And the Bill, entitled. An hSi for paying fundry incidental 
Charges, 

E • - Mr. 



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Mr. Leamim, from the Committee appointed to joirt a Committee of the Council, to 
infuedl and fettle the Eaftern Treafurer's Accounts ; reported, that faid Committees had 
inftiefted and fettled the Time, and that he was ordered by faid Committees to make the 
followinc. Report therein to the Houfe of Aflembly. To which Report the Houfe 



agreed. 



Dr. 



r/pe Honourable Andrew Johnfton, Efqi 'F.reafurer «/ the 

Old Deficiencies. 



To the old Deficiencies outftanding in Middle/ex, as per Report 

in No'X'emher, 1760. - - - - " 

To .mother Arreai' in Mi</(//f/i'jf, as/>f»Ditt6. 

To Arrears in thelntereft as />«>• the fame Report. "vix. 

Bergen, - . . 

Efex, . - - 

Middlefex, - t 

To a Deficiency' in 5owf)/^V, as/iw Ditto. . - . 



£• i8-i8-si 
15-00-0 



2l-o4-9i 
72-06-5J 
38-12-7I 



43-i»-5i 



- 131-03-10' 
1-05-00 

g. 1 77.07-03 1 



Dr. 



'The Honourable Andrew Johnfton, Eff, Treafurer^ 

Support df Government. 



To the Ballance reported in Aoi^^nAfr, 1760. 
To the Taxes payable on the Support Aft, November 21, 1759. 
From Middlefex, 

Monmouth, . . . 

EJfex, - - 

Somerfet, ... 

Bergen, ... 

To Ballance due to the^Treafuref Airried to War Funds. 



394.-06-0 
333-11-4^ 
334.-19.3 
107-14 o 



;£. 2074..oo-o6| 



1431-08-09 
3S8-10-Ii| 

£• 3865-00-03I 



M ^ I ■ rf II 



Dr: 



The Honourable Andrev/ Johnftbn, £/^; Treafurer of the 



*759- J""^ *9- 
OQoher 23. 



J760. 
1761. 



Sept. 
April 



23. 



6. 

•July I: 

Umiember. 



By Ballance brought from Report in No-vember, 1760. 

To Cafli received at Timejftom the Signers of th« laft Emifiion of 
/. 50,000. - - - 

To Cafli returned by John Hoghhnd, MufterrMafter. 

To General Anihaji'% Warrant for the Amount of an Account of ^d: per 
D.iy, in lieu of Provifions to the 5"''yc>' Regiment, from their Inlift- 
jnciit to their receiving the King's Provifion, /. 710-15-0 Sterling, 
which at the Exchange of 4/8 per Dollar, is 1. 1218-8-7 Tori Currency, 
pr -' - - - - - . - - 

To Cadi returned by Jacob Dchart, one of the Commiilioners in 1755. 

To Cafli received of the Signers of the /. 45,000. - - . 

To Ditto returned by Samuel Sarjeant, :inA AnJreiu Smyth. 

To Ditto by Henry Fiflier, Ballance reported in November, 1760. 

To Ditto of Mr. Nivill, a Signer of the /. 15,000. - - 

To Ditto of Col. Schiyler, being the Amount of the 4d. per Day, in Lieu 
sfProvifions to the Provincial Regiment for the Campaign in J760, 
after deducting I- 67-18 9 Sterling, paid by Col. Robert/on, to the 
Direflor of the Hofpitpl, /. 628-14-11 Sterling, which at the Exchange 
of 4yS /^r Dollar, makes /. 1077 17-11 T'or* Currency ; in Proclama- 
tion, r-. ■- - ... 

By Colonel Skuyhr'% Letter the Officers are included, and are to be paid 
from thi» Sum. 



Supplying 



the Forces. 

'■ i5+3-'4o8 

24.999-18-00 
412-04-00 



1124-14-CI 

119-06-08 

22500-00-ao 

2-03-00 

9-08-00 

12497-02-00 



994-18-ioJ 



£. 65,203-09-4. 



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Eajkrn Divifion^to the Colony of New- Jerky, per Contray Cr. 

By feveial old Deficiencies mentioned on the Debtor Side, which are fully 
explained in the Report of A'ewOT^f/*, J 760 J amounting to - - -» - )£• 177-7-3? 



per Qontra, * Cr. 



By fundry Vouchers examined, allowed and endorfed by the Committees, the 

ith of Decemier, 1 761, from Morri 20th, 1759, to November 23, lyit. ■■ - • £■ 3*65-^3^ 



By Order of the Committees^ 

L. M. ASHFIELD, 
AARON LEAMING. 



Eafiern Bivifion of New-Jerfey, Cr. 



By Ballance brought from th« Account of Support of Government. - - jC* ss^-io-ii^ 

By a Deficiency of one Sheet in the Article of/. 24,999-18-0, which is ... 15-12-00 

By fundry Vouchers allowed and endorfed by the«Coramittees, December 8, 1761, 

froraMarr* 14, 1759, to 0(Soi«-25, 1760. - - - - - 36,861-08-02 

By fundry other Vouchers from November zi, 1760, to OSober 30, 1 761, allowed 

and endorfed by the Committees, Z)««w4«- 8, 1761. - - - 16,094-03-n 

Ballancedue. - - - - - 11,873.14,03! 

. £■ 65,203-09-04 



By Order of the Committees^ 

L. M. ASH FIELD, 
AARON LEAMING. 



Dr. 



Dr 



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The Honourable Andrew Johnfton, Efq; Treasurer of the 



To a Deficiency in the Principal Monejr of the /. lo.ooo, and /. 4.0,000, Loan Office 
Emiflions^ at fer Report the iift June, I754, then outftanding in Mormtuih. 

To an Overplus of /. i-it-03 J^ which the Loan Officers of Monmouth cancelled too 
much, and which we advife that the Loan Office of Effex, ftiould repaj; to Mon- 
mouth, and cancel fo much lefs in their Deficiency of /. 41-16-0, mentioned on 
the Credit Side of this Account! - - - - - 

To a Deficiency in the Principal Money of the /. 20,000, and /. 40,000 Loan Office 
Einiffion»,as/frReport theiiftof7«w,x754. JnJ^TwCounty. 



Loan Offici 

109-03-06 
£. 46207-11 



The faid Treafurer alfo laid before the Committees, one Bundle of ragged and torn 
Bills, No. I. cancelled by the JuKces and Freeholders of Middlefex, May 8, 
175 1, containing, . - - . - 

One other Bundle of like Bills, No. ». cancelled as above, May u, 1757, containing. 



£. »o6-oi-oS 
34S-I4-00 

£. s6«-i5-o* 



Which two Bundles wererburned by the Committee*. 



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Br. 



The Honourable Andrew Johnfton, £/^; Treafurer of the 



To a Tax payable from the feveral Eaftern Counties, 

, Middlefex, on the firft Sinking Fund. 

Monmouth, Ditto. . . - 

EJfex, Ditto. . . - 

Somerfet, Ditto. - - 

Bergen Ditto. . . - 

To Ditto payable aift of November, 1755. 

Ditto, i^& November, 1756. 

To the Tax payable the 2ift No'vember, 1757, «j«. 

Middlefex, on the firft Sinking Fund. 
Ditto, ift /. 15,000. 

Monmouih, on the firft Sinking Fund. 

Ditto, ift /. 15,000. - ... 

Efex, on the firft Sinking Fund. 
Ditto, ift /. 15,000. ... 

Somerfet, on the firft Sinking Fund. 
Ditto, ift /. 15,000. - - - 

Bergen, on the firft Sinking Fund. 
Ditto, ift /. 15,000. 



To the Tax payable the tift November, 17 58, viz. 
MiddlfjeX, on the firft Sinking Fund. 
Ditto, ift /. 15,000. - . - 

Ditto, 2d 7.15,000. . . - . 

Menmourh, on the firft Sinking Fund. - 
Ditto, ift /. 15,000. - 

Ditto, id Ditto. ... 

EJex, on the firft Sinking Fund. - _ - 

Ditto, ift / 15,000. 
Ditto, «d Ditto. . . - 



Somerfet, on the firft Sinking Fund. 
Ditto, ift 15,000. 
Ditto, zd Ditto, 



the »ift of November, 1754, t/iz. 
I. 138-13-10;! 
200-14-01^ 
119-0% 03i 
171-04-03^^ 
100-18-01 



On Account of the 



I. 138-13-iOi 

453-03-o6i 

/. 200-14-oif 
657-03-04^ 

/. 119-02-03A 
389-05-og 



/. 171-04-03 
558-05-05 

/. lOO-lg-OI 
329-09-114: 



/. i38-i3~ioi 

453-03-06* 
453-03-06I 

/. 200-14-01 i 

657-03-04I 
657-03-04; 

/. U9-02-03J 
389-05-08 
389-05-08 

/. 171-04-03 
558-05-05 
S580S-05- 



- /. 591.I7-05I 



857-i7-o< 



- 508-07-11 i 



7I9.09-0S 



430.08-00I 



i045-oi-ooj- 



- 1515-00-ioi 



- 89r-iJ-075 



£. 730-ii-07i 
730-12-071 
730.1a.07* 



3118-00-07^ 



- 1287-15-01 




£. 474S-'o-07i 


£. 5309-i8-o6' 







Brought over. 



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Eajiern Dhifion, to the Colony o/" New- Jerfey, CVV 

Principal. 

By one Bundle of Bills cancelled by the Juftices and Freeholders o€ Monmouti,' 
the 31ft of Augul}, 1751, delivered to Mr. JobnJIon, July 25, 1754, faiJ jo' 
contain (and which thefe Committees burned) - - - 

By one Bundle of Loan Office Money, cancelled by the Juftices and Freehol- 
ders of JS^x, faid to contain /. 66-07-06, delivered to Mi. Johnfton, March 
1759; which thefe Committees burned. - . 

By Part of the Deficiency in the Loan Office Principal, ftiil outftanding in 
Effex. - - • ■ - 



John Ogden, E/q; a Ltan Officer of Effex, being prefint,t<ys, he can produce Accounts to prove that the Quotas e^ElTex 
arefSfy canceue^ therefore the Committees recommend, that the faid Account be re-examined at fome future Sitting. 

By Order of the Committe«s, 

I-. M. A S H F I E L D. 
AARON LEA MING, 



- 


£• 3S3-o*-i 


- 


66-07-06 


• *' 


41-16-00 




£. 46Z-07-11 




_ 



Eaftem Divifion of New-Jerfey, Cr. 

Siiiihig Funds. 

Mr fioadry Parcds rf Bills laid before the Juftices and Freeholders, and cancelled 
Dy them, -vix. 



1755 - J Bundle - No. !.'-£• «S2-03'-oo 
3jifi - J Ditto, - ». - - 5S6-00-00 

»757 - 1 Ktto^ * 3- - " 846-17-06 



£. 1615-00-06 



Brought over. 



Ordered^ 



tfr. the Homurahle Andrew Johnfton, EJq^; Treafurer of the 

On Aicount of the 

Brought over. -.......-. - ^. 4745.xo-07-^ - £. 5309-18-061 

£fr^£», on the firfl; Sinking Fund. - - ^. 100-18-ot 

Ditto, on ift/. 15,000. - - 329-09-115 



Ditto, 2d pitto. - - - 329-09-115- 



- (,- 7S9-i7-Jii 



5505-08-06J 



To theTax paj'able 2ift Wjiw^/aifr, 1759, in the fame 

Proportions. -•- - .-■- ... . . 5SO5-08-06I 

To Cafli from Daniel Smith, and William Cook, by the 

Hands of John Stc-uens and John Johnfion, omitted. - - - - - i340-«o-o» 

To the Tax payable 2i(t November, 1760, "viz. 
MiMefex County. 
Payment of fidl Sinking Fund. - - ;£. 138-13-104. 

.Third Pay.ment of id /. 15,000. - - 433-03-o6| 

Quota of 3d /. 10,000. - - - 906-07-01-^ 



Monmouth. 4 
P.^yment of firft Sinking Fund. - - 200-1401'= 

Third Payment of 2d /. 15,000. - ' - ''S7-03-O4-J 

Quota of 3d A 10,000. . . - 1314.-06-09 



- /. 1478-04-07 



EJex. 

Payment of firft Sinking Fund. -. - 119-02-03^ 

T-hird Payment of 2d /. 15,000. - ^ 389-05-08 

Quota of 3d /. 10,000. - . . 77S-11-04 



- 2172-04-03 



Somerfet. 

Payment of firft Sinking Fund.- - - 171-04-03 

Third Payment of 2d /. 15,000. - - 558-05-05 

Quota of 3d /. io,00D. - ■ - - I'l 16-10-10 



Bergen. 

Payment of firft Sinking Fund. - - loo-iS-oi 

Third Payment of 2d /, 15,000, . . 329-09- n-J 

Quota of 3d /. 10,000. ... 65X-i9-io^ 



1286-19-03J 



1846-oo-eS 



i«89-07-io ; 



7872-1 fi-o6i 
£. 25,^33-12-02! 



Ordered, 
. That Mr. Leanimg and Mr. Hart., do wait on tlie Council, and defire. to know, 
whetlier they have ayy Bufineis before thepi ; if" not, inform them, that this Hcufe-pur- 
pofes to apply to his Excellency to pafs the Bills before him, and difmifs the Houfe. 

Mr, Learning reported, that Mr. Hart and himfelf, delivered the above MeiTage 
to the Speaker in Council, who fay, they will inform the Houfe by a Meilenger of their 
own.. ' 

A MciTage from the Council, by Mr. AJhfeld, informing the Houfe, that the Council 
have. gone through the Bufinefj before them. 

Orde.cd, ■ ' 

That Mr. Stevens and Mr. jf. Siiiyih, do wait on his Excellency, and defire him' to 
give his AfTent to the Bills paflkl both Houfcs this SefTion, and diliiiifs the Houfe, as 
they have no further Bufinefs before them.- 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. A. Smyth and himfelf, had waited upon his Excellency 
,WitU the. the above Mefiage, who was pleafed to fay, the Houfe fhould hear from him 
immediately. *■ 

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7 


) 


Eaftern Divifion df New-Jerfey, 




« 


Sinking Funds. 








Brought oyer. 
'7S8 - 
'759 
>7*<> 
»7<I 


1 Bundle Billi, - No. 4. 
1 Ditto, - - 5. 
1 Ditto, - - 6. 
I Ditto, - - 7. 


• 


£. 4953-06-06 
3539-15-03 
5635-01-06 

- 739»-05-03 



Ballance due to the Province. 



- 


19,516-09 


-06 


£■ 


21,151-10 

4382 02 


-00 

02| 


I- 


J5.533-1I- 


ozi 






^^ 



£y Or^^r 0/ th Committees, 

L. M.. ASHFIELD, 
AARON LEAMING. 



A Meflage from his Excellency, by the Deputy Clerk of the Council, requiring the 
Attendance of the Houfe in the Council-Chamber immediately : Whereupon Mr. 
Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait on his Excellency, who was 
pleafed to give his AJTent to the following Bills, enabling the fame, viz. 

1 . 4n A6t to continue the Support of Govei-nnient, till the 'Twenty-fir ft Day of May, 
One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty-three. 

2. An A61' to amend and revive an A£i, entitled. An Aft for the Relief of poor 
diftreffed Prifoners for Debt. 

3. An A&: for paying fundry incidental Charges. 

4. AnnA^ for building a Court-Houfe and Goal in the. County o/"Suflex-. 

5. An A&. effeSiually to prevent Horfe-Racing and Gaming in the Province <j/Ncw- 
Jerfey. ' 



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6. 'An Act to impcSer the Church-V/drdens and Vejlry-Men of St. Peler'j Church, in 
the City o/Ferth-7\mboy, to raife by Lottery a Sum of Money for repairing the Church, 
Parfendge, Schccl-Hcufe and Ferry-Houfe, infaid City. 

■ ■•]. An Aft to enable the-0'<i)}iers and Voffeffors of three federal TraSls of Tide Meadow 
and Marfo, lying and adjoining en the North Side cf Cohanl'ey Creek, alias Casfarea River, 
in the County o/CuniUerland, in the lownfhip o/.Hopev/ell, to keep out the Tide from over- 
flotviiig the fame 

His Excellency tlien made the following Speech to the Council and Houfe of 
Aflemblf. 

" Gentlemen of tbe Council, and Gentlemen of the General Affembly, . 

T gives rhe great Pleafure, to fee the Bufinefs of this Sefiion carried 
^ throudh with fo much Spirit and Difpatch. I will not at this Seafon 
detain you any l(Jfiger from your domeftick Concerns, but do prorogue this 
General Aflcmbly to the 20th Day of fanuary next, then to meet at 
Burlington ; and they ^re accordingly prorogued." 

J S I A H H A R D r. 

Perth-Amboy, December jz, 17S1. . 




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Y Virtue of an Order of the Houfe, I do 
appoint yames Parker^ of Woodbridge^ to 
print thefe Votes. 

SAMUEL NEVILL, 

Speaker, 




t/1^. 



V O T E 



AND 



P R O C E EDI N G S 



O F T H E 



5 



I; 



General Affemblv 



O F T H E 



i Province oi N EW-J ERS EY. 

i 

t| 

?i ■ 

I" At a SESSION of General Aflembly held at Burlington-, began 

March 3, 1762, and continued till the 10th Day of the lame Month. 
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I 



WooDBRiDGE, /« NEW- JERSEY: 
Printed by James Parker, Printer to the King's Moft Excellent 

Majefty, for the Povince. 



M.DCC.LXII. 



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I ^^ mm mm .rM ^^ ^m I 

I i^s Mm ^M ^s^ ^£i ^id I 

F^/^^- (?/ //'^ Gejteral Ajemt/y. 

BURLIN GTON, ^<'^«^/%, Mzrc/^ 3, 1762. 

lURSUANT to his Excellency's feveral Prorogations of f lie General Aflinv' ly 
t» this" Day, the Houie met. 
Ordered, 

■ That Mr. Samnel Smith and Mr. Stevens do w lit upon his Excellency, and 
inform him, that a lu.iicienc Nmnber oi iVl^mbCFs to pro.cc^ apua 3uaii=i"s ac met, 
ana reaa^j to receive any T-iini^ he may "have to lay before theiii. 

' Mr. Smith reported, that Mr. Stez-ens and iiimfelf waited upon his Excellency,' 
wirh th? .4 -fi^eot^ tne Hould,* wl^.o was pleuicci to lay, niwouiU icnO lor the i^oulc 
in a^ouc riaii an xioUr. 1 

A Melfage fro.n ais EKcelibncy, by Mr. Secretary j 

Mr. 'ipe'aker. His Excellency is in the Coundl-Chamber., and requires the Attendance of 
th; Hoaje. . 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Hou|e, waited on his Excel-. 
ien-y ; an beni^ recur.wd, Mr. Spealcer reiijmed tue Chair, ana reported, that the 
H J 1.": nVj -A'tKcu on us clxcehency, who was pleaied to make a Speech to the Council 
ani General Afiembiy ; of which Mr. Speaker faid he had, to -prevent Miftakes, 
obtained a Copy •, which being read, is in tne Words following, wz. 

' Gentlemen cf the Council^ and Gentlemen of the General Ajfcmbly ; 

' TTAVING His Majtfty's Ccmmardi fignified to rrc, by the Earl 
. ' JTa of Egremont, to ufe my u'tmoft Endeavours and Influence, to induce 
' yon to raife th.t fame Number of Men, which was required of you tor thq 
' laft Csmpaign, to be formed into a Regiment, and to act m Nvn.h- America 
' under the Orders of the Commander in Chief of His Mijeftv's Forces ; I have 
' loft . no Time in calling you together, to recommend this Matter to your 
' fcrious Confiderations. ' ' ' 

* His Majefty's good Difpolitions for reftoring the Public Tranquility, have 
' been manifelted to all Emcpe; but through the Infmcciity arid Chicane of 
' our inveterate Enemies, a Negociation, which it was hoped v.'ould have ended 
' in a Peace, glorious and advantagousto the £r/V//?) Crown and Dominions is 
' now broken off; and that Event, fo much tobedelired, fctms for th;- Prefent at 
* aDillance. His Majefty therefore finds Himfcjfii.nder the NecefTity of mai^^jn? 
' Ufe of the Means Divine Providence has put into His Hanps, to m^iin- 
' tain and fupport the Dignity of His Crov^n, and to purfue fuch vigorous 
' Meafures, in the Profecution o^ the War, as may be productive of thofe 
' BlelFings to His People, which His Majefly has fo much at Heart. 

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' In order to accomplish the great Defigns that are to be put in Execution, 

' this Year, it is effential to provide for the Safety of His Majefty's Domi- 
'' nlons, as liicevvife of thofc acquired 'by Conqueft m North- America ; His 
' M.ijefty has therefore thought it proper, to require the Affiftance of His 
' feveral Provinces, for this important Service : I cannot think it neceflary to 

* ufc any Arguments, . to animate your Zeal on this Occafion, as I am per- 
' fuaded your Duty to the-Befl: of Kings, and the Regard you owe to yourfclves, 
' in the Prgfervatjon of your prefent, as well as future Security, will be fuffi- 
' cient Incitements, to Influence you to an immediate Compliance with His 
' Mijefty's Commands.. 

' Gentlemen of the General /Ijfembly -, 

'.I have ordered the Earl of Egremonf's Letters to be laid before you, 

* which I hope you will confider with due Attention : You will therein fee 
' on v.'hat Conditions His Majefty expeds your Affiftance ; and that ftrong 

* Recommendations will be made to Parliament, to grant a proper Compen- 

* fation for fuch Expences incurred by the refpedlivc Provinces, according as 
' their adive Vigour and firenuous Efforts fhall juftly appear to merit: You will 

* likewife ohferve, in* one of the Letters from the Secretary of State, that I • 
' have His Mnj.efty's Commands, to l^y before yOu, the abfolute Ncceffity 

' there is, at this critical Time, of recruiting the regular Regiments, wjth all 

* convenient Expedition, in the feveral Provinces, in fuch Proportions Irom 
' each, as {hall he demanded by his Commander in Chief 'of his Forces. I 

* have received two Letters from Sir 'jefftry Amherfl, which fliall be com- 

* municated to vcu :■ He therein fo clearly explains every Circumftanct relative 
' to this Meafurc, that it muft be needlefs for me to add any Thing more on 

* the Subjed : I fhall only earneftly recommend your ready Compliance with 

* His Majefty's Demands, and by exerting a true Eriiifh Spirit on this lauda- 
' ble Occafion, fliew yourfelves v<-orthy of Plis Majefty's future Favour. 

• 

' Gentlemen of the Council, cind Gentlemen of the General Affemhly ; 

* I flatter mvfc;!f, you are convinced, that no Time fliould be loft in the Dif- 

* patch of the Bufinefs I have now laid before you ; I therefore^hope you v/ill 

* as foon as poflible, enable me to carry His Majefty's Commands into Exc- 
' cution. 

JOSIAH HARDY. 



BuRLI.\GTOK, ■jdMant, 1762. 



Ordered, 
. That his Excellency's Speech have a fecond Reading. 

. . The HdUfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 

'Ihutfday, M^rch ^, 1762. 

. The Houfe met. 

His Excellency's Speech was read the fecond Time, together with all the Letters 
therein referred to, and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. 

The- Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a- Committee of -the whole Houfe, on his 
Excellency's peech; and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, 
&nd Mr. Hancock, Chairman of the Committee, rep.)rted, that the Committee had made 
fome Frogrefs in the Mattets to them referred, aoddefired Leave to fit again. To which 
the Houfe agreed. The 



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The Houfe adjourn'd tiJl Two o'clock, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefentcd to the Houfe, from Nathan Starkey, a Prifbner for Debt in 
die Gaol at Burlington, letting torth his diftrefled Circumftdnces; and praying an AU of 
A/lembiy lOr liisivelieii which ir'etition was read j and ordered a fecond Reauing. 

A Petition was prefcnted to the Houfe, from a Number of the Owners and Poflenbrs 
©f the Meaoows lying on a Branch oir Newton Creek, in the County of Cloucejier^ com- 
moniy Ciilied the Back Creek; fetting lorth, that the Pecicioners mafiy Years pail ercdled 
a Certain Dam acrois tiie faiu Branch, by which they have had confiderable Advantage j 
but by an uncommon high Tide, the faid Dam hath been carried away; and praying a 
Law^ to oblige the laid leveral Owners and Pofleffors to contribute to the flopping up the 
Breach, anc maintaining the laid Dam when compieated, and the other Banks inclofing 
iii;J Meaoows ; which reticion, together with an A£rid.ivit ot John Cox ana Jchn Buzfyy 
purpoi ling, that all the laiu Owners andPo.icflbrs have had proper Notice or this Applii 
catioii, ana that they all agree to the Act propoled, except two unuer particular Cir- 
cunucancco, were read, anu ordered lecond Readings. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, and read, from Robert Cummings, Jofeph Rue, 
tta^ hetity Moore, TruiUes of Pf/fr Ctfr</c«'s Lottery, kiting iorth. That the Petition- 
ers, by theMilcarriage ot the Bui for their Relict at the laic Scflion, are (till left i.n a 
Cepiotable Suuauon; and praying, that the Houle will pals a Bill of the fame l>4ior with 
the lormt-r, tor vacating the uid Lottery ; the Peutioncr* having purfucd the Steps which 
they were aaviied fhouiJ have been betore rakcn. 
Oraeted, 
That the laid Petition have a iecbnd Reading. 




I happe ^ 

a iiiii ihouL pais tor vacating the faid Lottery, the Petidoners will be great Suttcters 
thereby ; and praying to be hear a by their Council a^ainil the iaid iiilL 
Ordered, 
That ti.e laid Petiuon have a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Prefbyterian Congregation in Hept' 
well, in the County of Hunterdon, fetting forth, that their Meeting-Houfe at Penningicn, 
in liopewetl alorel4ia, is in a ruinous State, and utterly unfit for publick Worfhip, and 
that their Congregation is unable to raife Money tor repairing the isime; and pjaying the 
Houle will grant Leave to the Petitioners, to bring in a Bill, toimpower them to erect a 
Lottery, in order to raifc Money fufficient to repair the faid Meeting-Hoofe j wiiich 
Pcduon was read, and ordered a fecond Reading, . ^ 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, and read, from feveral Inhabitants of the 
Counties ot Gloucejter and Burlington, Owners of Meadows upon the South Weltwardly 
Branch of Penjawken Creek j praying for a Law, to ereft a Dam at a Place called Poplar 
Landing, to crofs the faid Branch to the lowpr Corner of the Lands late Enoch Burroughs' i 
whi^h Petition was ordered a lecond Reading. • .^ 

A Petirion was prefented to the Houfe, from Jr.mes Clark and John Clark, .of 
Stony-Brnek, fetting rorth, 1 hat the Petitioners obferve on the Minutes of iaft Seffion, 
that Leave is given to bring in a Bill at this Seflion, relating to the Great Meadows 
in Maidenhead, in the County of hunterdon ; and that the Pedcioners conceive, that 
if the faid Bill Qiould extend Eaftward of the Province Divifion Line, they would be 
laid under a Charge without Profit ; and praying, that they may be left out of laid Bill j 
which Petition was read, and ordered a lecono Reading. 

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A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, and read, ftopn the Minifter, Chiirch-War» 
d ns, Vellry-Men, and others, Menibers of St. Mary\ Church in the City oi huiiington^ 
fetcing fortn the generous Encouragement which Lotteries for pious Uies have iarely 
received; and praying Leave to bring in a Bill for a Lottery, toraile Ivioney to repair 
tne faid Church, Steeple, ir'arlbnage- Houfe, andBuriing-Grouud, 
. Ordered^ 

That'the. faid Petition have afecond Reading. 

A Petition from G«rg-(f'^ff^, a Foreign Protcftant, was prefented to the Houfe, and 
read, fitting forth, that iie has refided in this Province near 1 wenty Years, and is Jiabie 
to great Inconveniences and Damage from his not bring intituled to the Privil<ri-'es .md 
Liberties of the King's natural born bubj-jds and Dciuzonsi and prayhig ail jXzx. of 
Afrembly for his Naturalization. • . 

Ordered, 

That the faid Petition be read a fecond Time. 

Two Petitions from the Inhabitants of the Townfhips of Noitirgham and Cbejlcr- 
feld, in the County of Burlington : Alio one from M-'indfor, in the County ot Middk/ex \ 
and another from Allen-'Toivn and upper Freehold, in tiit; County ot Monmouth ; againlt 
the building of a Bridge over Cri^cvicks Creek, at h'atfcn^s feriy ; were prelcnted 
to the Houle,- and read. 

Whereupon tlie Houfe refuming the Confideration of the Petitions, prefented lift 
Sefiion at Ar/ibcy, relating to tlie building of a Bridge over Otcjj'iiuk'i Cieik, at 
JVa:fcn'% Ferry ; do order, that the Parties "for and agamft the buiJuing of the laid 
Bridge, t>e heard before this Houle on Monday next, in the Afternoon. 

The Petitions for and againfl a Bill, for vacating Peter Got den % Lottery ; were 
read the fecond Time. 
Or del ed. 

That me Petitioners, for and againfl: the faid Bill, be heard by their Council, or 
othcrwife, before this Houfe. attiie next Seffion of Afiembly. 

The Petition from the Owners and Poffeflbrs of the Meadows, on a Branch of iVVw- 
ton Creek, comntioniy called the Back Creek, together wiui the A.jioavii: anaisxed 
tnereunto ; was reau a fecond 1 ime. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petitioners have leave to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer c^ 
their Petition. 

Whereupon Mr. Clement, an Behalf of the faid Owners and PofTefibrs, brought in 
a Bill, entitled, Jn AGi to enable the Owners and Pcjjejfcrs of the Meadciis lying on a 
Branch of Newton Creek, in the Cotlnty of Glouceittr, (mnmonly cahed the Ea,:k Creek) 
to erecl and mainicin a Bank, Ham, and other Water-IP ot ks acrofs the faid Creek, in 
order to prevent the Tide from cverfiowing ibe fame, and to keep the former IVater-Courfe 
of faid Creek open and clear -, which was read, and ordered a iecond Reauing. 

The Petition from feveral Inhabitants of the Counties of Gl*ucejier and Burlington^ 
Owners of the Meadows, upun the SouLh Weftwaruiy Biancii ot Fenjawken Creek i 
was read a fe~:ond Time. 
Ord:red, 

That the laid Petitioners, have Leave to brijig in a Bill at next SefTion of Afiembly, 
at Burlington, agreeable to their Prayer ; provided. Notice of their Application and 
this Or Jcr, be inlerted in the Pennjylvania Gazette, at leaif Six Weeks before fuch 
SeiTion ; and no reaionable Objection (hall then appear againfl: the fame. 
Ordered, . . 

That tiie Owners and PofleflTors of the Marfli, Swamp and Meadow, lying adjoin* 
ing Kflf^cow Creek, in the County of Gloucejler, have Leave to bilng in a Bill at next 
Se:\Y\on, vx Burlington, agreeable to the Prayer of their Petition fbimerly prtlemed to 
this Houfe; provided. Notice of their Application and this Order, be inlertrd in the 
Pennfylvania Gazette, at leaft Six Weeks before iuch Sitting, any ao rcalbiiatjJe ,0b- 
jectioni IhdU tlien uppear againll the fime. 

Ordered^ 



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That tne owners of the Meadows on Mantau Creek, m the Coun*y of Glcncejier, ha 
Leave to bring in a Bill, at lue next Sdliun of General Aflu„oi> at huruitgun^^:ot 
doing the puhlick. Bufinels, tor the Purpoies prayed tor in their Petition iorn erly dpii- 
yered to this tloufe; provideu, Notice u» their .-^phcat.on anu -this Oruer, fhall oe iv en 
in the Fennfylvama Gazette, at lealt fix V\ ecivs bcJort the laiu fitting oi Alitmbl\, lau\.o. 
reafonable Objedtions fhaJi then appear againli the lame. 
Ordered, 

That the i'cucioners from Greenwich and Fa:rf..ld^ !n the County of Cumberland, for 
laying out a Road and eftabliihing a Feny aao.s Cobanjty Creek, haveUavc to U . o- 
in.aliiil, agreeable to the Grayer 01 their • i^ctition lonneriy deliver: d to tr.is Houie. "t 
the next Situng of Aflembly at Burlington, tor doing tuc pubuck Bulincs ; prcvwL., 
Notice ot their Apphcati'jn and this Or^r, oe given in ciie temjyiva-mu oazette, ai ie^iC 
fix Weeks before laid Seflion, and n^o reaionaoit Objedtioni iiaii ilitn appci aJuinu the 
lame. rr & . 

Ordered, 
That the Petitioners for building a Draw or Swinging Bridge, over Sakm Creek, have 
Leave to bring in a Bill, agrecabie to tne i 1 ^ytr ui rhcu x-et.uoii ,Oi.i.5.riy ueiivcicu to 
tfi&Houle, at die n.xt Sitting ot Aflembly at huriircgion, tor coin^ tin pub'i.k dufi- 
nefs i provided, Notice ot their Appiicauon anu tin;, Urowr, be g;vcri in th^ femjji-.'aAta 
Gazette, at leaft Six Weeks Difore laia Sitting, and no realoiuoie Ouj xtions thli then 
ap^ar againft the fame. 

^The Houfe adjourn'dto Nine o'Clock To-morrow Mofpino-, 
Fiiday, March 5, 1762. 

The Houle met. 
The Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Ownen and Pojfefors of the Meadows Jyin? on 
a Branch of Newton Creek, in the Ccumy of Gioucefter, {cc.y.mcmy caucu lu Luck c., .c^ } 
to ere J and maintain a hani. Dam, ana other IVater-M^orks, '^c. was rt*u a iccoi.d 
lime, and committed to Mr. detnent and Mv. Cooper. 

The Petition of the Minifter, Church W^ardens, Veftry-men and others. Members of 
Sr. Afery's Church, in the City of ii»r%/oa, tor a Lottery to repair taid Chuici. tr 
wasreadafecondTime; And on the Ciueftiori, whether the i^rayerbt the foiu i^cucioii 
be granted, or not ? It was earned in the Affirmative. 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS 

Mr. ITetbt a, Mr. j La-wrinct,, Mr. DourHj. 

Mr. rOgUen, Mr. Borden, ^i, ,^1% 

^' fij J Mr. W«»£, Mr C«,/.r,' 

Mr. ^,iW,.W, Mr. Hart. Mr rlJncock, 

Ordered, 
That dae laid Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houle, from Anthony fVhite, James Neilfon, and 
Samuel Kemble, inBehali otthemlelves and fundry other Freeholders anu Inhabitants of 
this t^rovince, letting lorth, 1 hat the Fetiuoners built a Bridge acrols Rartton Kiver, at 
Bound-Brook, which was nearly compleated in November laft, when the Severity o/the 
Weather hindereu the finifliing, and iecuring thereof, but that the faid Bridge was earned 
away and dcftroyea by a violent Flood in January Jail, praying the Houfe will pafs an 
Ad to rebuiiu the faid Bridge b/ a Lottery, or in fuch Manner and by luch Means as to 
the Houfe fhaJl feem meet ; which Fetition was read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

The Petition from the Prefbyterian Congregation at Hopewell, in the County of Hun- 
terdon, praying tor a Lottery, to raile Money i< r repairing their Meeting hioule at 
Penmngiotty was read the lecond Tune, andreiefred tofurtiier Confideranon. 

The 



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The Houfe again refolvcd itfelf into a Committee of the whole Hourc. on- his Excel- 
lency's Speech: And after feme Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumcd the Chair, and 
Mi-. Hancock, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had come to 
feverai Reibiutions ; which they had direded him to report, whenever the Houic wiU be 
pleafed to receive the fame. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Report be madcimn-ediately. 

Whereupon Mr. r.attcock, in Behaii oi tne Committe, reported the faid Refolutions 
as follows, viz. 

I. Refohed, 
That an humble Addrefs be prcfented to his Excellency, in Aiifvpcr to his Speech. 
To which the Houfe agreed. 
■ 2. Re/olved, 
That the New-Jerfcy Regiment be compkated to the Number of Six Hundred 
and Sixty-Six eftedive Volunteers, including thofe already in Garrifon; and that 
for their levy Money, Pay and Cloathing, the Sum of 7/birty Ibcufand Pounds^ Uk 
Bills of Credit, be forthwith Ilruck. To which the Houfe agreed. 

3. Rejchedy ■ ■ 

1 hat the Sum of Nine Pounds Bounty, be given to each of the Six Hundred 
Volunteers, now to be railed. To which the Houle agreed. 

And Mr. Hancock alfo reported, that the Committee defired Leave to fit again. 
To which the Houfe agreed. . 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two o'Clock, P. At 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, and read, from James Collum, a Prifoner 
for Debt in the Goal at Burlington, fetting forth his cUitrcfied CircumiUnuS i and 
pra) ing an infolvent A<St tor his Relief. 
Ordered, 

That faid i'eciuon have a fecond Reading. 

Mr. J. Lawrence, in Behalf of the Minifter, Church-Wardens, Veftry-n-eri and 
others. Members of St. Marfs Church, in the City of Burlington, in Pui ''u.nce of 
the Leave gftnted by this Houfe, brought in a Bill, entitled, An Aft to mpcwer the 
Churchwardens and Vejlry-men cf St. MaryV Church, in the City of Buriington, to 
raife by Lottery, a Sum of Money for repairing the Church, Parfonagt Houfe, and Buryif 
Cround infatd City; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition of Anthony White, and other?, for rebuilding a Bridge over Rariten, at 
Bound-Brook, by Way of Lottery, was read the lecond Time; and on tl\e CLueiuon, 
whether the Prayer of the Petition be granted or not ? It paflcd in the Affirmative. 
VEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Sltvtuj, Mr yaniiifin, Mr. Holmti, Mr. Cooftr, 

Mr Wiihtrill, Mr" J. Laivrtnce, Mr. Dtj), Mr. Hancock, 

Mr 7. Crdeit, Mr. Bortiex, Mr. Dougttj, Mr. AUlUr, 

Mr. Fijhi'-, Wr. hart. Mi: ClmtMl, Mr. iuutnvf. 

Mr. Hogbland, 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fijher have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

The Petition of Jams Clark and John Clark, relating to the Great Meadows in 
Maidenhead, was read a fecond Time ; and leveral of the Parties attending, were called 
in, and their Allegations heard. 
Ordered, 
That all the Parties affefted by, or any Ways concerned in, (aid Meadows, may have 
a Hearing on the 1 hird Day of next Sitting of the General Afftmbly, fordoing the- 
pubiick Lwiuiefs i M.d Uiat ift thcmcan lime, Htcpbin Jontsdo give publick Notice of 

. the 



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the faid Hearing, both in the Pennfyhania Gazette, and in the publick Places ot the 
Townfhip ; ia order that every fuch Party may then attend, if they think proper, and 
that Proof be then made of fuch Notice being given. 

The Houfe again refolvcd itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on his 
Excellency's Speech •, and after Ibme Time Ipent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the 
Chair, and Mr. Hancock, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee 
had gone through that Part of his Excellency's Speech relpefting his Majelly's Re- 
quifition of Men, to recruit the Regular Forces, and diredted him to report, that the 
raifing of former Regiments in this War, and the great Number of Men already 
inlifted among the Regulars, out of this Province, have fo drained us both of Free- 
men and Servants, as to render Labour not only extremely fcarce in the general, but 
in many Places not to be had for Money : Under this DiiEculty the Committee is of 
Opinign, that the Men now agreed to be raifed in the Provincial Service, being the 
full Number required by his Majefty on that Account, is as many as there is any 
t*robabi!ity of eifecting •, and it being impracticable to raife more, the Committee 
think, if would be deceiving his Majelly's General, to give him any Expectations 
of that Kind. To which the Houfe agreed. 

Mr. Fifher, according to T,eave, brought in a Bill, entitled, Jn Adl to impower 
the Managers of the Bound -Brook Bridge., in the County of, Somerfct, to raife by a 
Lottery, a Sum cf _ Money for rebuilding and contfleating the faid Bridge ; which was 
read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

Ordered., 
That Mr. S. Smiih, Mr. Stevem^ Mr. Spicer, Mr. Learning, and Mr. Hart, be a 
Committee, to prepare a Draught of an Addrels to his Excellency, in Anfwer to his 
Speech. 

Ordered, 
That Mr, Fifher, Mr. ff^etherill, Mr. J. Lawrence, Mr. Berden, and Mr. John 
Ogden, be a Committee, to prepare and bring in a Bill to compleat the New-Jerfey 
Regiment, to the Number of Six Hundred and Sixty Six effeftive Volunteers, in- 
cluding thoie already in Garrilon. 

' The Houfe adjourned till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 

Saturday, March 6, 1762. 

The Houfe met. • 

Mr. Clement, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An 
A(5t to enable the Ozvfiers and Poffeffors of th£ Meadows lying on a Branch of Newton 
Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, (commonly called the Back Creek) to ere£t and main- 
tain a Bank, Dam, and othe'-. IFater-fVorks, &c. reported the fame, with feveral Amend- 
ments thereto; which were read in their Places : And on the Queftion, whether 
the faid Bill, as amended, be engrofled or not i it Was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill be engrofied accordingly. 

Mr. Fifher, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, 
entitled. An Act to compleat the Nev/-Jerfey Regiment to Six Hund-red and Sixty Six 
effective Volunteers, Officers included; which was read the firft Time, and ordered a 
lecond Reading. . 

The Bill, entitled. An A(5k to impower the Church Wardens and Viflry-men of St. 
Mary'j Church, in the City of Burlington, to raife by Lottery, a Sum of Money for 
Repairing the Church, Parfonage Houfe, and Burying Ground, in faid City ; was read 
the fecond Time ; and on the Qiieftion, whether the faid Bill be committed, or 
not ? it pafled in the Affirmadve. 

C Ordered^ 



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Ordered, , ' 

That the faid Bill bfe committed to Mr. Stevens vr^ Mr. FiJInr. 

The Bill, entitled. An Ad to impower the Managers of the Bound-Bropk Bridge, in 
the County c/" Somerfet, io rai/e by. Lottery, a Sum of Money for Rebuilding and Com- 
plsnting the faid Bridge, was read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, Whether the 
laid Bill be committed, or not ?_ it paired in the Affirmative. 

Ordered, 
■ That the faid Bill be committed to Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Hoghland. . 

The Bill, entitled. An A€ito comple*t /^^ "New-Jerfey JRegiment, ta Six Hundred 
'and Sixty Six- effeBive Volunteers, Officers included; was read the fecond I'ime, and 
committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. 

The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houle, on 
the laid Bill ; and after lome Tirne fpent therein, Mr. Speaker relumed the Chair, 
and Mr. Hancock, Chairman of the Committee, repor ed, that the Committee had 
gone through the Bill to them referred, and made feveral Amendments thereto i 
which on the Queftion, were agreed to. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill, as 'amended, be engrolTed. 

A Meffage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary, as follows, viz. 

' Gentlemen of the General Ajjembly ; • 

I AM very ferry to fee, by your Minutes of Yeflerday, the Refolve Vou 
have gone into, with Regard to His Majefly's Requifition, for rctruit- 
ing the Regular Forces : hJad you given due Attention to the Secretary of 
State's Letter, on this Subjcdt, you. would find this Piece of Service ic 
thought fo effentially neceffary by His Majefly, that he will be much 
difappointed, if it is not effedled. ; 

• 

* The Intention of this Requifition, was to, render the -Regular. Reofbients 

* compleat, and fit for fuch immediate Service as His Majefty may think 

* proper to employ them in ; thofe Regiments are at prefent fo fituated, as to 

* make it impoffible for them to fend Officers and Parties into thefc Colonies, 

* to recruit the Men* in Time; whereforethe Proportioning the Number of 

* Recruits wanted among the Colonies, and the Supplying them, is the only 
' Method that can be taken to render them of Ufe ; and if not agreed to 
' by the Colonics, may be attended with very ill Confequ^nces to His Majefty 's 

* Service, at a . Jundture' when every Means in our Power ftiould be exerted, 
' to Diftrefs the Enemy. I muft therefore defire, Gentlemen, that you take 

* this Matter, again under your Confideration, and do your Parts towards 

* infuring Succefs, to Meafures abfolutely neceffary for our future Quiet and 
' Safety.' 

« 

Burlington, iferrA 6, 176*. . JOSlAHHARDl. 

W)iich was read, and ordered a iecond Reading. 

TJie Houfe adjourned till Two o'clock, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 
A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Edward Cooper, fett!n» forth the 
Hardfhips of his Confinement, in Amboy Goal, having delivered up his°£cec£s to 

' • hjs 



c 



II ) 



his Creditors, and praying Relief by an Iffiblvent Adt"; which was read, and ^ordered 
a fecond Reading;. 



o 



Mr. Stevens, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, y/« 
Aft toimpower the Church fVardens and Vejiry-men of St. Mary'j Church, in the City 
«/ Burhngton, to raife by Lottery, a Sum of Money .for Repairing the Church, i^c. re- 
ported the fame without any Amendment ; which was read, and on the Queftion, 
agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engrofled. ■ 

Mr. John Lavjvence, from the Committee to whom was committed' the Bill, entitled. 
An Aft to irapo-u^er the Managers of the ^OMnd-^too^ Bridge in the County o/Somer- 
fet, to raife by Lottery, a Sum of Money for Rebuilding and Compleadng the jcvid 
Bridge \ reported the fame without any Amendment -, which was read, and on the 
Queftion, agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engrofled. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Hancock, Mr. Learning, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Fi/her, . Mr. Wetherill, Mr. 
John Lawrence, and Mr. Cooper, be a Committee, to prepare and bring in a Supple- 
mentary Bill, to the Aft for Regulating Roads and Briages ; and that any other of 
the Members may fit with, ana affift the laid Committee. 

Ordered, 
That the refpeftive Clerks of this Houfe, do, as foort as they have entered the 
Minutes of any future Sitting in the Journals of the Houle, fend the Boxes with 
the Papers, to the other Clerk, in order that they may be ready for the Ufe of 
the Houfe at their next Sitting afterwards. 



o 



A Petition was prefented to the Houfe,- from Jacol> IVigmore and Stephen Sarith, 
Foreign Proteftants, refiding in this Province, praying to be naturalized by Att of 
Aflembly ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition of George Beck, praying fpr an Aft of Naturalization ; was read the 
fecond Time, 

Ordered, 
That the Petitioner, on taking the neceflary Qualifications, have Leave to bring in 
a Bill for his Naturalization. 

Mr. Stevens, from the Committee formerly appointed to fettle Colonel Schuyler's 
Accounts, reported, that the Committee had fettled the faid Accounts for the \ ears 
1759, and 1760, but that his Accounts preceeding thofe Years, are not yet adjufted .- 
And accordingly the laid Accounts of 1759, and 1760, being reported i the fame were 
agreed to by the Houfe, and are as follows, viz. 



^: 



Bf. 



. ( lO 

the Province of New-Jerfey, to Col. Peter Schuyler, as Pay- 



17CQ. To Cafti pa'id the amount of Ten Mufter Rolls, 
"' Ditto paid Ditto of the contingent Account, 



Coramiirions at Two per Cent. 

3760. To Cafli paid the amount of Ten Jvlufter Rolls, 
Ditto paid the contingent Account 



Coinmiflions at Two per Cent. 



To ^Ir Bf-ainard, for Neceffaries for the Sick at Croivn-Point, 
and in tkeir Way to Jlbany, £. 4-6-4- l'"'-* Currency, is - 



Ballance due to the Province, 



K B. Col. UhnyUr is to fay Mr. BrimarAibe above 
Charge of £. 4 6-4i New-York Current). 



£. 15869-00 o 
»5i-oo-ij 

i6iio-oo-i^ 
324 08-0 

-- -. £• i6,44i-ol-ii 

14511-09-5 
ZJ7-02-1 

12748-11-6 
254 19-7 

- - IJjOOJ-lI-I 

£.- 29.445- "9-*^ 
3.79 9 

£■ 29.449 > 8 'i 
258 08- I 



f -<j ^08 07 



The cnc^roficd Bill, entitled. An A&i to impower the Church-Wardens and Veftry-mm of 
St Mzrf7chnrcb, in the City of Burlington, to raife by Lottery, a i,um of Axoiicy jor 
repairing the Church, Parfoiiage-Hcufe, and Burying-Gromd in Jatd Cuy ; was reaa and 
compared i and, on the Queltion, 
Refohed, 



That the fame do pa6. 

YEAS. 

Mr. Ste-z'ens, 
Mr. Ifetteri/l, 
Mr. y. Ogdeii, 
Mr. Fijher, 
Mr. HogbtanJ, 
Mr. yangiefon. 

Ordered, 



YE- AS. 

Mr. Dey, 

Mr. J. Laiurince, 

Mr. Borden, 

Mr. Learning, 

Mr. Hert. 



NAYS. 

Mr. Holmes, 

Mr. R. La<i'jr*iKe,' 

Mr. Cooper, 

Mr. Haaccck, 

Mr. Miller, 

Mr. Spicer. 



That Mr. John Lazvrence znd Mr. Borden do carry the faid Bill to theGouncij, for 
Concurrence. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled, Jn AcT: to impower the Managers of the Dound-Brook 
Bridge, in the County of Somerfet, to raife by Lottery, a Sum cf Money for rcJuiiding a;id 
compleating the fatd Bridge; was read and compared ; and on the Qiicftion, 
Refohed, 

That the fame do pafs. 



YEAS. 


YEAS. 


Mr. Stevens, 


Mr Vangiefan, 


Mr. Wetkerill, 


Mr. Dey, 


Mr. J. Ogden, 


Mr. J. La-Mrence, 


Mr. njher. 


Mr. Borden, 


Mr. Hoghland, 


Mr. Hart. 



NAYS. 
Mr. Holmes, 
Mr. R. La-uirencc, 
Mr. Cooper, 
Mr. Hancock, 



NAYS. 

Mr. Miller, 
Mr. Learning, 
Mr. ipicer. 



Ordered, 



That Mr. Fifher and Mr. Wetberill do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for Con- 
currence. 



The Houfe adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine o*Clock. 



Monday^ 



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Mafttr of the Provincial Re^itnent, for the Tears 17 sg, and 1760, Cr, 

By Cafli of Andrrtu JthnJIon, Efq; Treafurer of the Eaftern Divifion ; from 

May 10, >7S9i to December i;, 1760, as per Account, both Days iaclu five. • - £• ijoot-lt-t 
By Ditto of Samnel Smith, Efqj Trealurer of the Weftern Divifion ; from 

■May '4> >7i9> to January \\, i76'i at per Acceunt, both Payi inclufive. li^gg-oo-j-f 

*95*97-'*-9i 
By fundry Article! not allowed by the Houfe of Allcmbly. - <• - - 10-15-1 



f.. I9.70S OT-IO-". ■ 



February 4, 1762. We whofe Names are hereunto fuhfcrihed, io certify, that we have 
examined the Vouchers to the above Account, and find a Balance due, from Col. Peter 
Schuyler, to the Province of New-Jerfey, of Two Hundred and Fifty Eight Pounds 
Eight Shillings and Eleven Pence, Preslamation Money. 

JOHN STEVENS. 

ROBERT OGDEN. 

JOHN OGDEN. 



—•. -.■■*M- ■iri ■miitfiMMTS 



Monday, March 8, 1762. 

The Houfe met. 
Mr. Spicer, with Leave of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, entitled, jin Aft for co*- 
tinuing the Budge over Cedar-Swamp Creek, in the County of Cape-May, and for 
accommodating the fame with a fuffiaent Laujfj.cy ; which was read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prcfented to the Houfe, and rcadi from Thomas Johnfen, of the 
City of Perth- Amhoy, letting forth, that a Number of Soldiers were billeted on him, 
in the Year 1757, by Cortland Skinne*-, Efq-, but that he has never been able to re- 
cover any Pay tor them ; and praying Relief in the Premifes. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petition have a fecond Reading. 

Mr. John Lawrence, one of the Managers appointed to ereft a Houfe for the Pre- 
fervation of the publick Records at Burlington, laid their Accounts and Vouchers before 
the Houfe, and informed the Houfe, that the Sum granted for that Purpofe was inade- 
quate ; and prayed, that the Deficiency might be fupplied. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. John Ogden, Mr. Borden, and Mr. Richard Lawrence, be a Committee, to 
infpcft the Accounts arid Vouchers relating to the faid Building, and make Report 
thereof to the Houle in the Afternoon. 

A Mefiage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary. 

' Gentlemen of the General /jjernbly ; 
* T HAVE this Morning received a Letter from Sir Jeffery Amherfl ; which 
' X I have ordered to be laid before you ; and I fhali be extremely glad; it may 
*- have fuch Weight with you, as to convince you, that His Majcfty's laft Rc- 
' quilition ought to be complied with. 

BviiuNGTON, Manb %, lyii, y S lA H H ARD T. 

E Which 



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Which Meflage, together with the Letter therein referred to, was read, «nd ordered 
afccond Reading. 

The Petition of Jacob Wigmore and Stephen Saricb, for a Naturalization Bill, was 
read the iecond Time ; and alio a Certificate from the Honorable Samuel Nevill, Efq; 
importing, that they, together with George Beck, the other Fetitipner, have taken the 
ufual Qualifications according to Law. 
Ordered, 

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

■Whereupon Mr. Borden, in Behalf of the faid Petitioners, brought in a Bill, 
entitled. An Aft for Naturalizing George Beck, Jacob Wigmore and Stephen Sarich ; 
wEiich was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition of Edward Cooper, Prifoner for Debt in Amboy Goal, praying for an 
A.€t of Infolvency, was read the fecond Time, and the faid Petition referring for the 
Truth of the Fads therein contained, to the Knowledge of a Member of this Houfe, 
Mr. Hart informed the Houfe, that he believed all the Fadts therein contained are true ; 
and the feveral Petitions of Nathan Starkey and Jams Collum, for an Inlblvent A6t, 
were alio read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petitions be referred to further Confideradon. 

Mr. Speaker communicated to the Houfe, a Letter he had received from William Coxe 
and Darnel Coxe, Efqrs, fetting forth, that they are informed, a Petition was preferred to 
the Houfe laft Seffion, by the Owners of the Maidenhead Meadows, for a Bill for draining 
the fame, of which they knew not till now ; and praying to be heard before that Bill be 
parted : Which Letter was read, and referred to be confidered of on the third Day of 
next Seflion, when the Affair relating to the faid Meadows is appointed to be heard. 

Mr. Hart acquainted the Houfe, that Jofeph Yard, Efq; informed him, that he had not 
feen the Minutes of laft Seffion, ordering all Perfons concerned in laying out the publick 
Money, to lay their Accounts before the Houfe at this Seffion, or elle he would have had 
hj§ Accounts ready ; but that he will punctually attend the next Seffion. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Samuel Sritith and Mr. John Lawrence, do prepare and bring in a Bill at 
ne;|t Seffion, for a ftanding Inlblvent Att, for the Relief of poor dirtrefled Prifoners for 

Dpta. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to Two. P. M. 

The Houfe met. 
According to the Order of the Day, the feveral Parties for and againft the building 
a Bridge over Crofwicks Creek, at lVatfon\ Ferry, were called in, ana ihe Allegations on 
both Sides fully heard •, and on the Queftion, Whether the Confideradon of the Matter 
be referred to further Confideration or not .'' It was carried in thi Affirir.ative. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Jcfeph Ellis and James Sloan, in Behalf 
of themfelves, and many other Owners and Poflelfors of Lands on Newton Creek, in the 
County of Gloucefler, letting forth, the Inconvenience of keeping the- Creek open ;. and 
praying an A£t of AiTembiy to dam the fame acrofi- the Mouth thereof; which was read, ' 
and ordered a iecond Reading. 

The cngroffed Bill, entitled, Jn A6t to compleat the New-Jerfey Regi!;ieKt to Six Hun- 
dred and Sixty-fix effeSive Volunteers, Officers included, was read and compared ; and on 
the Queftion : 
Refohed, 

That the fame' do pafs. 

YEAS. YEAS. KAYS. 

Mr. Stfvcns, Mr. VangefoK, Mr. Clementj 

Mr. IVetheriU Mr. Dej, Mr. Learning, 

Mr. Holmes, Mr. "John Laiurince, VIr. i^piur. 

Mr. "John Ogden, Mr. Borden, 

Mr. Fijber, Mr. Hta-t. 

Five Members in the Houle were excufed from voting. Ordered^ 



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Ordered^ 
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. J. Lawrence, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for 
Concurrence. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nihe o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 
Tuefday, March 9, 1762. 

The Houfe met. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled, j^n Aft, to enable the Owners and Pojfejors of the Meet- 
dows lying on a Branch of Newton Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, (commonly called 
the Back Creek) to ereEl and maintain a Bank, Bam, and other Water-Works, &c. was 
read and compared ; and on the Queftion ; 
Refolved, 
That the faid Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Clement and Mr. Cooper^ do carry the faid Bill to the Council, fbr Concur- 
rence. 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. J, Lawrence and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
intruded, to the Right Honourable the Earl of Stirling, one of the Council. 

Jcfeph Hollinfhead, Efq; attending, was called in, and laid his Accounts and Vouchers 
betore the Houfe. 

Mr. John Ogden, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, reported, that the 
Committee had examined the Accounts of Charles Read, John Lawrence, and Daniel 
Smith, jun. Efqrs, Managers for buildmg a Secretary's Office at Burlington ; and by 
Leave of the Houfe, he reported the fame, as foDows, "Viz. 

Dr. The Prmwf <?^ Ne w- Jersey, to the Commijftoners for building the ) -. 

Secretary s Office at Burlington, - ) 

By Cafli paid for Materials, and to I By Cafti received of Treafurer Smtb, £. 300-00-0 

Workmen, at /»• Account of I Ballance due to tjie Commiflionert. - »-is-iI 

Particulars. - - - £, SOi-'S-'s 1 V " 

£. 301-1 t-ii 



We the Committee appointed to fettle the abeve Account, have examined the Vouchers for 
the Dijlurfements charged, and do find them correfpend with the above : And alfo « 
Ballancedue to the Commijftoners of £. i-i^-il 

JOHN OGDEN. 
JOSEPH BORDEN, jun. 
RICHARD LAWRENCE. 
To which the Houfe agreed. 
And it appearing that the Monies allotted for that Purpofe are expended : 

Ordered, 
That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, for an additional Supply, for com pleating 

the faid Buildmg. 

The Bill, entitled, An Adb for naturalizing George Beck, &c. was read the fccond 
Ti.me ; and on the Queftion, agreed to, and orderea to be engrolTcd. 

Mr. Samuel Smith, according to Leave, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Ad: for granting 
an additional Supply, for the pnifhing the iecretarfs Cffice at Burlington and Perth- 
Amboy ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Clement reported, that Mr. Ccf/^r- and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
cntrufted, to Mr. Read^ one of the Gentlemen of the Council, 

His 



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His Excellency's fevcral Mcflages of the 6th and 8th of March, refpeftin^ the Requi • 
fition of Men to recruit the Regular P orces, were read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Stevens and Mr. Hart, do wait upon his Excellency, and inAnfwer tohii 
Meffages of the ,6th and SJth Inftant, inform him, That it is with great Rekiftance we 
are obliged to refufe any Meafure, that might tend to promote His Majefty's Service; 
but the Affiflance required from us, to recruit the regular Forces, appears fo extremely 
unlikely to be carried into Execution, that we are well aflured, it would be only trifling 
with the King's General to attempt it ; and by giving him fuch Expedations, expofethc 
Service to a Difappointment, that will end in a Prejudice to the common Caufe, and to 
the Cenfure of a General whofe diftinguilhed Services juftly claim whatever could be 
reaionably done in his Favour; But the Cafe is fuch, that the peculiar Scarcity of Men 
in this Province, owing to former Services of the like Kind, renders it impraflicable j 
leaving this, and conltantly going. Regiment after Regiment, into another Province, 
very many ofour Men have never returned v and the Handinefs of our Situation for 
Inliftments hitherto among the Regulars, confidered as a thoroughfare between New-York 
and Philadelphia, have been an additional Drain, and that perhaps more hrre thanclfc- 
where : Thefc Fadt^ require no colouring, to entitle us to an Exemption from raifing 
more than what is required in the Province Service : Determined however, not to defert 
the common Cauie," though our Debts, as well as the Scarcity of Men, are already great, 
we have fully come up to the King's Expedtations on that Account ; and for thefc Rea- 
fons, muft reft it here, That that Meafure is as much as we can do. 

A Petition was prefentcd to the Houfe, and read, from a Number of the Inhabitants 
of the City of Burlington, fetting forth, That by the late violent Floods, a Part of the 
Caufeway and King's RoaJ, lying adjoining to Torkjhire Bridge, in faid City, hath been 
carried away, occafione'd as the Petitioners conceive, by tht; Owners of the Meadows 
neglefting to Iiave, and keep up proper and fufficient Flood-Gatcs for letting in the Wa- 
ter ; and praying fuch Relief in the Premifes, as to the Houfe Ihall fcem meet. 
Ordered, 

That faid Petition have a Iccond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Michael Branin, praying Leave to crcA 
a Mill on his own Plantation, on the South Branch of Aiuccas Creek, and letting forth, 
that he has no Intention to-obftruft the common Ufe of the Creek for the Neighbour- 
hood, in carrying their Produce of all Kinds to Market ; and for that Purpofe, promi- 
fing to make iufficient Ways, for floating Raits, Rails, or any other Thing the Inhabi- 
tants may want to carry ; andalfo a Petition from P'ourteen of the Inhabitants oiEveJham, 
in the County of Burlington, backing the above Petition ; both which Petitions were 
readj and ordered fecond Readings. 

The Bill entitled. An Aft fo¥ conducing the Bridge over Ced;:r Swamp Creek, in the 
County of Cape May, and for accommodating the fame with a fifficient Caufeway j was 
read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Samuel Smith, and Mr. Stevens. 

Mr. 6\ Smith, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled, An A&: for conti- 
nuing the Bridge over Cedar-Swamp Creek, in the County of Cape May, &c. was com- 
mitted, reported the fame, without any Amendment; and the faid Bill bsing read, on 
the Queftion, was agreed to, and ordered to be engrofl"ed. 

Mr. John Lawrence reported, that Mr. Borden and himfelf, delivered the Bill with 
them entrufted, to the Right Honourable the E.?i.x\ oi Stirling, one of the Council. 

Mr. Fifher reported, that Mr. Wether ill and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
entrufted, to the Right Honourable the Earl of Stirling, 6ne of the Council. 

Mr. Hancock, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,' 
entitled, A Supplementary Adl, to the AS for regulating Roads and Bridges ; which was read, 
and ordered a lecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourned till Two o'Clock, P. M. The 



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, The Houfe met. 
The cngrofled Bill, entitled. An Ad for naturali-^^ing George Beck, Jacob Wigmorc, 
«»i Stephen Sarich, was read and compared ; and on the Queftion: 
Refolvcd^ 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Borden and Mr. HolrneSy do carry the faid Bill, auid Papers relating thereto, 
to the Council, tor Concurrence. 

The Petition from Jofepb Ellis and James Sloan, in Behalf of themfelves and other 
Owners of I -ands on Newton Creek, for Hamming the. fame at the Mouth thereof, was 
read the iecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Parties for and againft the faid Dam, do attend this Houfe, with their Rea- 
ions and Evidences, on the third Day of next Seffion at Burlit^ton, for doing the publick 
Bufinefs : And that Jofepb Ellis and James Sloan, do give public Notice in the Pennfyl- 
vania Gazette, of their Application and this Order, at leaft fix Weeks before faid Seffion- 

Mr. Holmes reported, that Mr. Borden and liimfelf, delivered the Bill and Papers 
relating thereto, with them entruftcd, to the Right Honourable the Earl of Stirling, one 
of the Council. 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. Hart and himfelf, delivered the Mefiage with them 
cntrulted, to his Excellency. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for granting an additional Supply for ibefinijhing the Secre- 
ta fs Offices at Burlington and Pcrth-Amboy, was read the iecond Time, anu committed 
to Mr! Clement and Mr. Hart. 

Mr. Spicer, one of the Committee of Correlpondence, laid before the Houfe two Letters 
he had received from the Agent •, which were read. 

Mr. Clement, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An A&. for granting an 
additional Supply, for thejinijhing the Secretary's Offices at Burlington and Per h-7\mboy, 
was comi'Autcd -, reported the lame without any Amendment : And the faid Bill being 
read, on the Queftion, was agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled. 

The engrofled Bill, entitlea, An A&for granting an additional Supply, fcr thejinifhing 
the Secretary s Off.ceSy i^c. was read and compared -, and on the Queftion : 
Refolved, 

That the fame do pafs. - 
• Ordered, 

That Mr. John Lawrence and Mr. Borden, do cariy the faid Bill to the Council, for 
Concurrence. 

The Bill, entitled, A fupplementary Aft, to the A£l for regulating Roads and Bridges, was 
read the Iecond Time, and committed to Mr. Learning, Mr. Spicer, Mr. Doughty ^ and 
Mr. Cooper. 

Mr. J. Lawrence reported,. that Mr. Borden and himfelf, delivered the Bill with 
them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 

Wednejday, March lo, 1762. 

The Houfe met. 
Mf. Smith, one of the Comm.ittee of Correfpondence, laid before the Houfe fundry 
Letters received from the Agent. . * 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Borden, Mr. Reading, Mr. Milkr, Mr. Hart and Mr. J. Ogicn^ be a Com- 
mittee to fettle Jcfepb Hcllin[bead''i Accounts. 

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The engrbfled Bill, entitled. An K&i for eoKtinuing the Bridge ever Ccd&i:-Svra.mf 
Creek, in the County of Cape-May, and for accommodating the fame -with afufficient Caufe- 
ivay, was read and compared ; and on the Queftion : 
Refolvedy 
That the fame do pals. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Learning and Mr. Spictr do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for Concur- 
rence. . • ' • ' 

The Petition of Michael Branin, and Petitions relating to it, for building a Mill on the 
South Branch of Ancocas Creek, on his oVn Prcmiles, were read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioner have Leave to bring* in a Bill for that Purpofe, at the next Sefllon 
of the General Aflemblf at Burlington ; provided no Objeftion then appears againft it : 
And it fliall alib appear, that he has advertifed his Application, and this Order, in the. 
Neighbourlioodof the Place where the Mill is propoied to be erefted. 

The Petition of fundry Inhabitants c^f the City of Burlington, relating to the Breach 
of the Caufeway near TorkfJoire Bridge in faid City, was read the fecond lime. 
Ordered, 

That as well the Petitioners as the Owners and Poffefibrs of tke Meadows mentioned 
in laid Petition, have a Hearing, and lay before the next Seffion of Affembly at Burling-- 
ton, the Aftsof Affembly relating to the faid' Meadows, Bridge and Caufeway; and 
that G^crg-^ Deacon and Jofeph Pearfon, do kt\t the Owners of the fiid Meadows, or any 
three of them, with Copies of this Order. 

Mr. Samuel Smith, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a 
Draught of an Addrefs to his Excellency -, which was read Paragraph b^ Paragraph ; 
and the fame, was on the Queftion, agreed to, and ordered to be engroiled. 

Mr. Spicer reported, that Mr. Learning and" himfelf delivered the Bill v ith them 
entrufled, to Mr. Morris, one of the. Gentlemen of the Council.' . 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Stevens, and Mr. Borden, do, wait upon his Excellency, to know when he 
will be plealcd^ to receive the Addrcls of the Houfe. 

Mr. Learning, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, A fup- 
plemcntary MX, to the A^ for regulating Roads and Bridges,, reported the fame, with 
fevcral Amendments thereto ; which were read in their Places y and the. faid Bili and 
Amendments are referred to next Seffion. 

Mr. Ste-i-cr.s reported, that Mr. Borden and himfclf, delivered the MefTagc v. ith them 
cntrufliedj. to his Excellency > who was plsaled to fay, " Pic wouid ic.nd for the Houle in 
the Afternoon." . 

The Iloufe adjourn'd till Two, P.'?vL 

The Houfe met. 
Ordered, ' . 

That Mr. Speaker dofign & Certificate and Duplicates of Jefeph Sherv.ccd, Efquire's 
being appointed Agent of this Colony, at thd Comt c^ Great- Britain, to be regiftered in 
the proper Offices there. 

A Petition wa;s prefented to the Houfe and read, fr6m the Ovvncrs of th? rough Swamp 
and Marfhes, fituare on a fmall Creek called Pumpeffng, in the Townfhip of Cheficr, in 
the County oi Burlington, prJj'ing-^an Aft of Aflembly to flop the Tide out of faid 
Marfli. 

Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a BiTl for that Purpofe, a^ next, Seffion at 
Burlington ; provided they give publick Notice in the Pennfylvania Gazette, ofT:heir 
Application and this Order, and Nothing then appears againft it. The 



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The engrofTcd" Addrefs to his Excellency, was read and compared. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker do fign the fame. 

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Read^ in the Words following. 

" Ordered, Council-Chamber, March lo, 1762, 

«<■ That Mr. Read do acquaint the Houfe of Aflcmbly, that the Bill, entitled, Jjt Av5t 
" to compleat the New-Jerfcy Reiiment, to Six Hundred and Sixty -fix effeSlive Volunteers, 
" Officers included. And alfo the Bill, entitled, An Act to impower the Church-Wardens and 
*« Vefiry-Men c/St.Mary'j Church in the City of Burlington, to raife by Lottery, a Sum of 
" Money for repairing the Church, Parfonage-Houfi and Burying-Grcund, in faid City. 
". And ailb the Bill, entitled, Jn A&. to enable the Ois:ners and Poffejfors of the Meq^iows 
" b'^S "" ^ Branch o/" Newton Creek, in th County of Gloucefter, (commonly called- the 
" Back Creek) to ere£i and maintain a Bank, Dam, and ether Water-WcrkSi acrofs the faid 
" Creek, in order to prevent the Tide Jr cm overflowing the fame; and to keep the former 
" Water-Courfe of faid Creek open and clear. And alio the Bill, entitled. An Aft to im- 
" po'wer the Managers of the Bound -Brook Bridge, in the County of Somerfet, to raife by 
" Lettery, a Sum of Money for rebuilding and compleating the fad Bridge. And alio the 
" Bill, entitled. An A.&. for granting an additional Supply for the finifhing the Secretary's 
" Offices, at Burlington" «;;</ Perth- Amboy. And alfo the Bill, entitled. An K&. for 
*' naturalizing George Beck, Jacob Wigmore, and Stephen Sanch. And alio the Bill, 
" entitled. An A6\. for continuing the Bridge over Cedar-Swamp Creek, in the Bounty of 
*' Cape- May ; and for accommodating the fame with a fufficunt Caufeioay ; palled the 
" Council' this Day, without any Amendment." 

By Order cf the Hcufe, 
GABRIEL BLOND, Dep. Clerk. 

On a Motion made. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Cooper do inform John Ladd, Efq; that the Houfe defircs to know at the 
next Sitting at Burlingtcn, why the Books of Records a.nd Papers in his Hands, relating 
to Surveys of Land, are not lodged in the*Surveyor General's Office. 

Ordered, 

That Mr. Ste^^ens and Mr. John Ogden, do wait upon the Council, and acquaint them, 
that the Houfe defires to know, whether the Council have any further Bufinels- before them? 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. J. Ogden and himlelf, delivered the Meflage with 
them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council, who faid, they had Nothing before them. 

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary. 

" Mr. Speaker, his Excellency is in the Council-Chamber, and requires the Atten- 
dance of the Houfe." 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe waited upon his Excel- 
lency, who was pleafed to give hh AJIent to the following Bills, enadling the fame, viz. 

t . An Aft to compleat the New- Jerfey Regiment to Six Hundred and Sixty-ftx effective 
VolW'iteirs, Officers included. 

2. An Aft fo ijnpower the Church-Wardens and Veflry-Men^St.yizxy's Church in the 
City of Burlington, to raife by Lottery a Sura of Money for repairing the Church, Parfonage- 
Houfe and Burying-Grcund in fkid City. " ^ . 

3. An Aft to impower the Managers of the Bound-Brook Bridge, in the County of 
Somerfet, /o raife by Lottery, a Sum cf Money for rebuilding and compleating the faid 
Bridge. ' ■ , ' 

4. An Aft for granting an additional Supply, for the finifhing the. Secretary's Offices, 
at Burlington ■«;?i/ Perth- Amboy. 

5. y/« Aft //) enable the Owners and Poffieffcrs of the Aleadows lying on a Branch of 
Newton Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, (commonly called the Back Creek) to ereEt and 
maintain a Banky^ Dam and other Water-Works, acrofs the faid Creek, in order to prevent 
the Tide from overflowing the fame, and to keep the former Water-Cturfe of faid Creek 
open and clear. 

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6. jin ASt for eentinuing the Bridge ever Cedar-Swamp Creek, in the County ef Cape- 
May, find for accommodating the fame ivitb a fufficient Caufeivay. 

7. Jn Act for naturalizing Gtorgt Beck, Jacob Wigmore, fl«i Stephen Sarich. 

And then Mr. Speaker prefented the Addrcfs of the Houfe, in the following 
Words, i-iz. 

Toil's Excellency J OS I AH HARDY, E/q-, Captain Getter al and 
Cotntnander in Chief in and over his Majejly's Province of Nova-Caelaria, *r 
New-Jerfey, aiid Territories thereon depending tn Ameriea, Chancellor and 
Fice-jidinital in the fame, &c. 

. 'May it pleafc your Excellency, 

TJ/fi- his Mitjefiys dutiful and loyal Subje5ls, the Reprefenfatives of the Province 
^ of Ncw-Jerfey, rccolleSiing ivith Gratitude the Favours received, through 
his Majeftys paternal Care over us, have now 'without Lofs of lime, gone into the 
M'afures propofed, for affiliing the Common Caufe, fo far as to agree upon the 
raifmg a Provincial Regiment of Six Huftdred and Sixty-Six effeSiive Men : After 
former Exertions of this oort, we are fenfble the Diff.iulties cj raifng them ivill be 
great ^butf-cm your Excellency's Abilities in the Service, ive are in Hopes they uill be 
eompleated, that the Honour of the Go'cernment, in realizing the ExpeSIatiom they 
give, may fuffer no Dimunition, and his Majefys'Service no Injury. 

We have already informed your Excellency by Meffage, that it is <with great 
ReluStance, lee find our prefent peculiar Circumfance, refpeBing the Scarcity of 
Men, to lay us under the Necejfity of not coming into the Requifticn jcr recruiting 
the Regular Forces ; and as we cannot go into both the Meafures propofed, we have 
ecmplied u^ith the mofi important ; that ihe Province und(r fuch Difccuragements, 
is not able to go farther than raifmg the Provincial Regiment, ive hope the Reafcns 
ive have bf fere given will evince ; and that cur Necefjitiesivill fiotftiijeSl us to any 
Lofs of Reputation, in a Caufe, which thrcughciit the preceeding Campaigns, bath 
becn.purfuedby this Province with invariable Zeal and Solicitude. 

By Order of the Houfe, 
Houfe of Afl-embiy, Manb .», z^6^. S AM UEL NE VILL, Speaker. 

To which his Excellency was pleafed to make the following Anfwer ; whereby he 
prorogued the Houfe. 

" Gentlemen of the General Affembly y 

*' T Thank you for this Addrcfs, and for what you have done in Confequchcc 
" J[ of His Majcfty's Requilition for the Provincial Regiment : I fhall do every 
" Thing in my Power to forward the raifing the Men for this Service : I will 
*'• not detain vou any longer at this Seafori from your own Concerns ; but pro- 
" rogue this General Aflembly to Tuejday the 6th Day of April, next, then to 
" meet at Amhcy ; and they are prorogued accordingly." 

Burlington, March lO, i/ei. fOSIAH HARDY". 



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JDT Virtue of an Order of the Hcufe, I do appoint James Parker, ef Woodbridgc, 
to print theft Votes. 

SAMUEL NEVILL, Speaker. 



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General Aflembly 



O F T H E 



Province of NEW. JERSEY. 



At a SESSION of General Assembly held at Perth- 
Jmboy ; began ^pril 26, 1762, and continued till the 28th 
. Day, of the fame Month. 




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WooDBRiDGE, in N E W - J E R S E Y ': 

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PERTH-AMBOY, M?;/%, 45r// 26, 1762. 

PURSUANT to his Excellency's feveral Prorogations of the General Aflembly 
to this Day, tke Houfe met, and adjourned till To-morrow Morning Nine 
o'clock. 

^uejday, April 27, 1762.. 

The Houfe met. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. Robert Ogdeii, ^o wait on his- Exxfllency, and inform 
him, that a . fuiHcient Number of Members to proceed upon Bufinefs are met, and 
ready to receive any Thing he may have to lay before them. 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. Ogden and hirflelf performed the above Order of 
the Houie, and that his Excellency was pleafcd to fay, the Houfe fhould hear from 
him in about Half an Hour.. 

A Meffage from his Exce'.lsncy, by Mr. Secretary ; 

Mr. Speaker, His Excellency is in the Council-Chami?erj and requires the Attendance of 
the Houfe. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe, waited on his Excel- 
lency ; and being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, that the 
Houfe hadwaited on his Excellency, who was pleafed to make a Speech to the Council 
and Houfe of Afiembly ; of which Mr. Speaker faid, he had, to prevent Miftakes, 
obtained a Copy, which together with the Letter therein referred to, being read, is in 
the Words lollowing, viz. 

' Gentlemen of the Council, and Gentlemen of the General AJfemblj • 

* "VT'O U R being called together lb foon after your late Seflions, is occafioncd 

* JL by a Letter I have received froip Sir Jeffery Ambcrll, wherein he re- 
' quefts me, once more to rcprefcnt to you the Neceffity of complying with 
' His Majefty's Requifitipn for your Quota of Men, for filling up the Regular 
' Troops : This Meafure, from our being engaged in a War with Spain, becomes 
' more neccflary that ever, and if not complied with, muft be attended with 
' very bad Confequences, more efpecially at this Critical Jundlurc, when your 

* Duty to His Majefty calls for the utmoft Exertion of your Power, not only foj 

' fupporting the Honour and Dignity " of His Crown, but to render incfFedual .^^ 

' the perfidious Defigns of our Enemies ; whofe \'iews evidently tend to the ""^ 

' Deftrudion of your Liberty, Property, and every Thing that ought to be 

* dear 19 you.. I muft therefore, carneftly recommend your giving, this 
' Matter aferious Confideration ; when I make no doubt, bnt it will appear to 

* you in fuch a Li?ht, that your RftfoluLioriS thereon will be perfcdly confiftent 
' with that Zeal for His Majefty's Service^ which has hitherto been manifcftei 

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' It is with the grcateft Pleafure, that I congratulate you, on the Succefs 
' of His Majefty's Arms, in the iptire Redudion of the Iflandof Martinique, 
' and its Deocndencits ; a Ccnqueft of the more Importance, as it has been 
' accomplifhed with the Lofs of fo few of our fellow Subjedls : We cannot be 
' fufficiently thankful to Divine Providence, Vho has hitherto fo remarkably 
' funported the Jufhice of our Caufe ; let us hope He will continue hie ' 
' Blcffing on our future Endeavours ; and that he will in his oWn good Time 
' difpofe our Enemies to accept fuch juftand reafonable Terms of Peace, as 

* may be confiftent with the Safety of all His Majefty's Domiaions. 

' Gentlemen of the Gentral Jffembly. 

' I HAVE thq *Satisfa<5liGn to acquaint you, that the Levies for the Provincial 
■' Jlc^iment, are compleated ; but as the Service on which they are to be em- 

* ployed, -will require another Field O'thcer ; I muft requeft you will provide 
' the neceffary Pay on this Occafion : I have ordered Sir Jefery'Amkerjr^ Letter 
' tobe laid before you > and as I now cannot fuppofc, you will make any D'ffi- 
' culty of complying with the King's Requifiton, I fl:iall only recommend 

* your being as expeditious as poffible, .in granting the proper Encouragement, 
' for raifing the Number of Men demanded ; that His Majefty's Service may 
' meet with no unncceflary Delay. 

PERTH-AME0Y,.37/*y</>W/, 1762. Jv^olAli X1/xIvJLJY« 

Ordered., 
That his Excellency's Speech have a fecond Reading, in the Afternoon. 

A Pefirion was prefcnted to the Houfe, from ChrifiLin Syberberg^ fetting forth, that- 
he is by Education anci Frofefflon a Proieftant, but of Foreign Ba th j that he is very 
d.-firous of becoming His Majefty's Liege Subjeft in this Colony j and prays Leave 
to bring in a Bill for that Purpofc ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Rtading. 

. * 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two o 'Clock, P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

Hl> Excellency's Speech, together with the Letter therein referred to, was read the 
fecond Time, and committed to a Committee ot the whole Houfe. 

• 

The Houfe accordingly rcfolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on 
his Excellency's Speech : And after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumcd 
the Chair, and Mr. F//*^r, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee 
had refolyed, that an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency, in Anfwer to 
his Speech. To which the Houfe agreed. Mr. Fifiier-, further reported, that the 
Committee had agreed upon a Bill, to advance His Majefty .the Su.m o^ £. 1602, to 
' be repaid v/hen His Majefty thinks proper -, which Bill, he accordingly reported ; and 
the fiine was read ; and on the Qu;flion agreed to, and ordered to be cngrofled. 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. Ste-vens, Mr. yangefin, Mr. WelberUl, 

Mx. R. OgiUn, Mr. Dey, Mr. Hclmei, 

Mr. J. Oeden, Mr. Borden, Mr. R. Laivrencei 

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Reading, ■ Mr. Dcughy, 

Mr. Hogbland, Mr. Hart. Mr. CUmcnt. 



Two Members in the Houfe, were excufed from Voting. 



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Refolvei, 
That it is the Opinion of the Houie, that this re(pe£tive Treafurers fliould, on the 
fecond JVednefday of nexC Month, (or as foon afterwards, as they can get the refpedive 
Juftices and Freeholders of Burlington and Middlefex together) fink fo much of His 
Majefty's Allowance, out of the Parliamentary Donation, as will prevent the feveral 
Sinking Fund Taxes, payable the 2 1 ft of iVo-y^w^^r next, if they can provide fufficient 
Bills ot Credit of this Province, for that Purpoie. 

Refolved., Nemine Contrtfdicente, 
That the Houfe will not do any other Bufinels at this Sitting, than what Is nov/ before 
the Houfe. 

Refolved, 
That ail former Orders of the Houfe be continued. 

Ordered^ 

That Mr. Samuel Smith, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Fijher, Mr, Borden, and Mr. Miller, be 
a CoiriiTiittee, to prepare *a Draught of an Addrefs to his Eiceilency, in Anfwerio ais 
Speech. 

The Petition of Cbriftian Syberber^, was read the fecond Time : And alfb a Petition 
from Cbrijiopber HufoM, Haits Jacob Prettiker, Jacob Stucky, Henry Cook, Mti,.ad 
Maps, Charles Martin Roan, Henry Diffidaffy, Henry Swink, Nicholas Philips, fhiup 
Mark*, Leonard Fox, Cafpar Gritii, and John Rcufe, to the fame Purpofe. 
Ordered, 
. That they have Leave to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of their Petitions. 
"Wher-upon Mr. ^tevtns, on their Behalf, brought in a Bill, entitled, Jn Ad for 
•naturalizing Chnllian Syberberg, ^c. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading, 

The engroflTed Bill, entided. An Ad diretting the Treafurers of this Colony, to pay the 
Commander in Chief nf all his Majeflfs Forces in North-America, ihe Sum of One 1 hou- 
fand Six Hundred and Two Pounds, for His Majefty's Service -, to be repaid when Hts 
Majefty fhall think proper ; and for other Purfofes therein mentioned ^ was read and com- 
pared : And on the Queftion j 
Refolved, 

That the faid Bill do pafs. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. John Ogden and Mr. Borden, do carry the laid Bill to the Council, for 
Coneui-rence. 

The Bill, entitled. An Ad for naturalizing Chriftian Syberberg, i3c. was read th« 
fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Fifher and Mr. Bey. 

Ordered, , 

That Bizzard tVeeks, be appointed Door-Keeper to this Houfe. * 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 

Wednefdaj, April 28, 1-762. 

The Houfe met. . ^ •' , 

Mr. Samuel Smith, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a 
Draught of an Addrefs to his Excellency -, which was twice read, agreed. to, and ordered 
to be engrofled. 

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Mr. Fijher, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, ^n kSt 
for naturalizing Chriftian Syberberg, and others ; reported the fame without any AmcnJ- 
ment ; and the fame biing again read, was agreed to, and ordered to be engroflcd. 

Mr. John Ogden reported, that Mr. Borden and himfelf delivered the Bill with thenx 
cntrufted, to Mr. Read, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An A61 for naturalizing Chriftian Syberberg, and 
others, was read and compared : And on the Queftion j 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pals. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Hart and Mr. John Lawrence, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for 
Concurrence. 

A Meflage from his Excellency, Jby Mr. Secretary ; in the Words following. 

" Gaitktnen of the General AJfembly. 

HAVING received His Majelly Royal Difallowancc of the Bill, entitled. 
An Adl jcr otroiating Doubts refpe&ing the A5ls of Ajjembly pajjcd '.ajl 
Sefjion ; and for confirming the Proceedings of the Courts of fujiice in tijis 
Province, fnce tie Detnife of his late Mfefiy, and alfo of the Bill, entitled. 
An Act Jcr the Relief of Francis Goelet : As it is a Matter of publick Con- 
cern, I think it proper to acquaint you with it. 

4fW/.8. .76.. JOSIAH HARDT. 

'^ At the Court at St. Jambs^s, tlie Second Day of January, 1762. 

P R E S E N T. 
The KING'S Moft Excellent Majesty. 

His Royal Highnefs the Duke of York, Earl of Hardwicke, 

Arch-Bifhop of York, Earl of Thomond, 

Lord Pfefidenr, Vifcount Falmouth, 

Lord Privy Seal, Vifcount Barrington, 

Lord Chamberain, Vifcount Ligonier, 

Duke of Argyll, Bifhop of London, 

M Duke of Newcaftle, Lord Berkeley pt Sciatton, 

Lord Steward', Lord Bathurft, 

Earl of Huntingdon, Lord Sandys, 

Earl of Albemarle, . • Lord Anfon, 

Earl of Cholmondely, Lord Mclcombe, 

Earl of Kinnoul, Lord Grantham, 

Earl of Bute, James Stewart Mackenzie, Elq; 

EarlofPowis, . George Grenville, Eiq-, 

Earl of Egremonf, Charles Townfliend, Elq; 

" "W^HEREAS by Commiffion under the Great Seal of Gr^«/-jBrrV<i?V, the Governor, 
" Council, and Aiiembly, of Hife Majcily's Province of Ne'iv-Jerfey, areautho- 

" rife and impowered, to nxikc, conftitute, and ordain Laws, Statutes, and Ordi- 
*' nances, for the publick Peace, Welfare and good Government of the faid Province, 
" which Laws, Statutes and Ordinances, are to be, as near as conveniently may be, 
" agreeable to the Laws and Statutes of this Kingdom, and to be tranfmitted for His 
" Majefty's Royal Approbation or Difallowance. AND ■it'i'frftf; in Purluance of the 
" faid Powers, two Ad:s have been pafled in the faid Province, in April, ij6i, and 
•^ tranfmitted, entitled as follows, viz. 

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« An A(5t for obviating Doubts refpeSiing the JBs of AffemUy faffed lajl Sejficn; 
" and for confirming the Proceedings of the Courts of Jujlice in this Province^ 
' " ftnce the Dentife of his late Majefiy. 

«• An Ad for the Relief tf Francis Goelet." 
" Which Afts having been perufed and confidered by the Lords Commiflloncrs for 
" Trade and f lantations, and by them prelcnted to his Majefty, at this Board, lor his 
*' Royal Dilallowance ; His Majefty. was this Day pleafed, with the Advice of his Privy 
*' Council, to declare his Difailowance of both the faid Afts ; and purfuant to His 
" Majefty's Royal Pleafure thereupon exprefled, the faid Ads are hereby repealed, 
*' declared void, and of none Effecl, whereof the Governor or Commander in Chieior 
*' His Majefty's Province of New-Jerfey, for the fime being, and all others whom ic 
«''may concern, are to take Notice, and govern themfelves accordingly." 

fV. BLAIR. 

Orderedi 
That Mr. Hart and Mr. John Lawrence, do wait on his Excellency, and defire to 
know, when his Excellency will be waited upon by the Houfe, with their Addreis. 

The engrofled Addrefs to his Excellency, was read and compared. 

Orde^ ed. 
That Mr. Speaker -do fign the fame. 

Mr. Hart reported, that Mr. J. Lawrence and himfelf delivered the Bill with theni 
entruftcd, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. J. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Hart and himfelf had waited on his Excellency 
^ith the Mclfagc ; who was pleafed to fay, the Houle ftiould hear from him. 

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Read, informing the Houle, that the Council 
have pafica the Bill, entitled, An Ad dire£iing the treafurers of this Colony, &c. and 
the Bill, entitled, An Mx. for naturalizing Chriftian Syber^^crg, and others -, wichout any 
Ainendment. 

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary j 

Mr. Speaker^ his Excellency is in the Council-Chamber^ ready to receive the Addrefs of 
the Houfe. 

Whereupon, Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe waited on his Excel- 
lency, with their Addrefs, in the Words toliowing, viz. 

To His Excellency J O S I A H H A R D Y, %; Captain General and Com- 
mander in Chief in and over His Majedy's Province of Nova-Cefarea, or 
New-Jerfcy, and Territories thereon defending in America, Chancellor and 
Vice-Admiral in the fame, &c. 

The ADDRESS of the Representatives of the faid Province, in General 

Affembly convened. 

May it pleafc your Excellency, 

7J7£ His Majefty s dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Reprefentatives of the 
•^ Colony of New-Jerfey, in General yljjcmbly met, ejieem^ it a Happinefs, 
that we have it in cur Power to promote His Majefiy s Service ; and have now 
come up to the necejfary Requifition for that Purpofe : Atid are -well pleafed to 
bear, that your Excellency's Endeavours have been attended with fucb remarkable 
Si*ccefs, as to have already comj^leated our Regiment, Ihe 



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The frcjio In/Iance of Succefs attendhtg His Majejiy's Arms^ in the ReduSlion 
ef Martinique, nviih fo Little lofs, calls Jor Gratitude to the Supreme Gii-er of 
Vidlory ; and we are perjuaded, will have the beji EfeSl on His Majefy's future 
. Meajuresfor the Refioration of a General Peace. 

By Order of the Houfe, 

SAMUEL NEVILL, Speaker. 

After which his Excellency was plcafed to give his Afient to the two following Bills, 
enadting the fame, viz. 

t 

1 . An Aft dir effing the Treafurers of this Colorty to fay the Conmander in Chief of aH 
His Majejlfs Forces in North-America, the Sum of One 1 houfand Six Hundred and 
Two Pounds, for his Afajejl/s Service ; to be repaid when His Majejly jhall tLnk 
proper ; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. 

2. ^» Adt for naturalizing Chriflian Syberberg, tmd others. 

And then his Excellency "was plealed to make the following Anfwcr to the Addrels 
of the AJTembly j whereby he prorogued the Houfe. 

' Gentlemen of the General Ajfemlly. 

* ' I ^ H E Chearfulncfs and Unanimity with which you have gone through 

* X th^ Bufinefs, which I, hy His Majefty's Cominand, recommended to 
' you, cannot fail of placing you in- a very favourable Light with Kis Majefty 
' and His Miniftcrs; and it is particularly agreeable to fnc. As the Scafon calls 
' you to your feveral Homes, T heartily wilh you a good Journey; and do 

* prorogue this General Aflembly, to meet at Burlington, on 'Jucfdaj the 25th 
' Day oi May next : And they arc prorogued accordingly.* 

J S I A H n A R D r. 

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j September 14, 1762, and continued till the 25th of the lame 
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BURLINGTON, rUESDAT, September 14, 1762. 

URSUANT to His Excellency's levcral Prorogation! of the General Aflembly,' 
to this Day, the Houfc met. 



Ordered, 
That Mr. Samuel Smith and Mr. Rohert Ogden, wait upon his Excellency, and acquaint 
him, that a fufficient Number of the Members are m.et, and ready to receive any Thing 
he may plsafe to lay before them. 

Mr. 5w;V/& reported, that Mf. Og-</f« and himfelf delirered the MefTage with them 
intrufted, to his Excellency, who was pleafed to fay, the Houfc ihould hear from him 
in Half .an Hour. 

A Meflage from his Excellency by the Deputy Secretary ; 

Mr. Speaker, his Excellency is in tht Council-Ck.mbery and requires the Attendance of 
the Houfe, 

"Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and ^7i\'c.\ the Houfe waited on bi« Excellency 1 
And being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, that the Houfc 
had waited on his Excellency, who was plealed to make a Speech to the Council and 
Houfe of Affembly ; of which Mr. Speaker faid he had, to prevent Miilakes, obtained 
a Copy ; which was read» and is at follows, i-ir:. 

* Gentlemen of the Council, and Gentlemen of the General A[fembly; 

* T HAVE called you together rather earlier tliaa I intended, to communicate 
« JL to you, tlic CcntentJ of a Letter I havw received from his Excellency Sit 

* J^ff^^y Amherji, dated the fourth of la^ Mon*,a, wherein he obfcrves, that 

* the important Services on waich his Majcfty's Regular Forces are now em- 

* ployed, and the Uncertainty of the Return, renders it abfolutely ncceffary^ 

* that Provifion fhould be made for Garrifoning the feveral Pofts on this 

* Continent, during 'Ja^ Winter. This Provilion muft be made by the feveral 
"* Colonies : And it is indeed the more ncceflary no«.-, as the greateft Part of the 

* Troops that are returned into this Country, arc by hard Service and Sicknefs, 

* very unfit for Duty ; and i: .iiuft be fome Time before they are recovered. I 

* muft therefore, Gentlemen, earn oftly recommend your continuing in Pay 

* one Company, coniiiling of a Captain, a Subaltern, and Sixty-four Men ; 

* being the fame Number you provided for laft Year. I fhall not attempt to 
■* make Ufe of any pcrfuafive Argum-ents, to convince you of the Neceflity of 
■• this Meafure ; the Rcadincfs you have hitherto manifefted in aflifting the 

* Common Caufe, gives me the ftrong^eft Aflurance of your Compliance with 
! it. 

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* It would have been a great Satisfadion to me, if I could have informed 

* you, that the Provifion you made at your laft Scflions, for recruiting the Re- 

* gular Corps, had been attended with better Succefs ; but I am forry to fay, 

* very few Men have been raifed : I widi fome eftedtual Method could be 

* fallen upon, and heartily entered into, in order to furnifli the Quota demanded 

* of this Province. It is apparently more neccflary now, than when firfl de- 

* manded, as the Regime nti on adtual Service muftbe thinned by the Chance 

* of War, and Change of Climate, whe»e they arc employed ; and if they are 

* not recruited, the future intended Operations for diftreffing the Enemy on this 

* Continent, muft be not only retarded, but intirely obftrufted ; which will in 
' the End, greatly prejudice his Majefty's Service, and turn out to \he future 
' Difad vantage of the Colonies in general. 

' It is with the higheil Joy and Satis fadion, that I congratulate j'ou on the 

* Succefs of his Majefty's Arms, in the Redudtlon oi i\\& Havanna'j and its 

* Dependencies ; and I have no fmall Plcafurc in acquainting you, that the 

* Detachment of our Provincial Troops arrived therein Time to partake of the 

* Honours reaped by this noble Conqucft ; and I am informed by a Lettci: 
' from their commanding Officer, that he has not loll a fingle Man. 

* Gentlemen of the Gcjieral j4jfe7nbly j 

* As the Time limited for the Service of your Regiment, will very foon 

* expire ; I hope you will be as expeditions as poffible, in making the proper 

* Provifion for inlillingthe Men demanded for the Winter Duty : Ai:dl leave it 

* to your Ccnhderation, what Allowance ihould be made for that Part of the 

* Regiment, now on Duty at Niagara, as they are at a much greater Diftancc 

* from Home than they were laft Year. 

the Mtl' Scpiembir, 176*. J O O 1 XX XL X± XX JK. JlJ X m 

Ordered, 
That his Excellency's Speech, have a lecond Reading. 

Mr. Richard Lawrence informed the Houfe, that James Holmes, Efq-, one of the 
Members for the County of Monmouth, is deceafed. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Speaker do iflue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a 
Writ, for the Eledion of a Rcprcfentative for the faid County of Monmouth, in the 
Sttad and Place of the faid James Holmes, Efq; 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'Clock. 

Wednefday, September 15, 1762. 

The Houfe met. 

His Excellency's Speech was read the fecond Time, and committed to a Committee 
of the whole Houfe. 

In Purfuance of the Leave formerly granted, Mr. Samuel Smith, in Behalf of 
Michael Branin, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable Michael Branin, to ere£l 
a Mill on the South-Branch of Ancocas Creek, in thi County of Burlington j which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

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Five Petitions were prea'cnted to the Houfe, and read, from feveral Prifoners for 
Deb'tj in the Goals of Morris, MiUftone, and Hackinfack ; fetting forth their feveral 
dillrelfed Circumlunces ; and praying tor an Infolvent Ad:. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petitions have a fecond Reading. 



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In Purfuance of the I^eave formerly granted, iVIr. Cooper, in Behalf of the Owners 
and PolTefibrs of the IVIeadows and Marrhes fituate on the Eaft fide of Great Mantua 
Creek, in the County of 'Cloucefter, brought in a Bill for regulating the faid Meadows 5 
■which was read, and. ordered a kv;ond Reading. 

In Purfuance of the Leave formerly granted by the Houfe, Mr. JohnLawrence, in 
Behalf c#tiieOv/ners of the Meadows and Marlhes ficuate"on the South-Weft Side of 
RackocnCrxk, in the Tov-hHi p of Green-jjich, m the County of Gloucejler, brought 
in a Bill, cnritied, /in Aft fo enable the Oivners of feme Aleado'u.s and Mar/bes in Green- 
wich T'o'-JUKlhip, on Rackoon Creek, in the County of Glouceiler, fo keep out the Tide 
from oi-erflov:ir.g the fame ; v.'liich w;;s read, and ordered a iecond Readiiig. 

Tlie Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. ,• ■ ■ 

The Houle met. 

A Petition was prefented to the HoUfe,, and read, from Ifrail Pancoaji, a Prifoner 
for Debt in the Gaol at BurlingtqK, fetcing forth his diftrefied Circumftances, and 
praying an inioivent Act. ' ' 

Ordered, 
' That faid Petitron be. read a Second Tim'e. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe-'from the Inhabitants of the County of Bergen, 
figned by 116 Hands, fetting forth, Th:ir the moi\ uUial and eafy Way for the Inhabi- 
tanjfs or the County oi Berg-en, to go to and Worn Nca^-l'ork, is by the Road from 
New-Barbadoes to V/eehock and Horjlmus, over a Ferry upwards of a Mile in Length, 
snd which at ibme Sealons of -the Year is 'dangerous and inconvenient ; and praying a 
Law, for making a Caufeway ij-om the Eaft Bank of Hackinfack River, about oppofite 
to' the Houfe oi Jacob Vander Hoof, to the Land oi Cornelius Vr eland, bcirtg about 
Haifa Mile, or io much thereof as may need a Caufeway, to make it fit for Travelling 
over the Land and Meadow belonging to Abraha:.". Gcvtrneur, and others ; by which 
M-ans,. there would be a Ferry direftiy acrois Hackinfack 'BJwtx ovAj ; which Petition 
w as read, .and ordered a fecond Readin;::. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf iato a Com.mittee .of the whole Houfe on his Excellency's 
Speech : And after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. 
Ha;icock, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had come to 
fevpral Refolves ; which he "was ready to report, whenever the Houle will pleafe to 
receive the fame. 

Ordered, « , - 

That the Report be made immediately. 

Whereupon Mr. Hancock reported the Relblutions of the Committee, as follows, vi%. . 

1. Refolved, 

That an humble Addrels be prefented to his Excellency, in Anfwer to his Speech. 
To which the Houfe agreed. . 

2. Refolved, * 

That purfuant to General Jmherflh Requeft, Provifion be forthwith made, for ^the 
Inlifting, Cloathing, and Pay of Sixty- four private Men, Volunteers, and a Captain 
and Lieutenant to command them ; the faid Cloathing and Pay, together with the 
Bounty to be given, to begin the Second Day of November, 1 762, and the Pay to con- 
tinue nil the Firft of iVoiw.'^^r, 1763; unleis the faid Men (hall be fooner difcharged. 
To v/hich the Houfe agreed. 

B 3 Refolved^ 



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3- Refolved,' 
That as an Encouragement to mch of the Tropps already in the Pay of this Colony, 
volvintarily to enter in the Service atorefaid, befides the Cloathing and Pay to be allowed 
ihem, there be moreover paid a Bounty of Tiiree Pounds, to each of the faid Volun- 
teers To inliiling, or in Cafe of Deficiency among them, to any other Volunteers that may 
inlift in the Service, not exceeding the Number aforefaid. To which the Houfc agreed. 

That the Oiilcers and Soldiers have the fame Pay, and the fame Cloathing (except 
only a Watch Coat inftead of a clofe-bodied Coat) as the prefent Troops. To which 
the fioufe j?reed. 



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Ordered., 
' That Mr. Samuel Smilby Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hantock, Mr. Wetherill^z.nA Mx. Robert 
O'^den, be a Gommittee, to prepare and bring in a Draught of an Addrefs to hit 
Excellency. 

• 
Ordered, 
That f.lr. Learning, Mr. Borden, Mr. JchnOgden, Mr. Hoghlund, and Mr. Reading, 
be 3L Committee, to bring in a Bill to provide tor the Inlifting, Cloathing and Pay of 
Sixty- fix ^fiedive Volunteers (Officers included) to be employed in his Majefly's Service 
from and after the Firlt Day oi November next. 

Mr. Lear,jiijg, fromthe Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill., 
entitled, An Ad to provide for the Liujhng, Cloathing end Pay of Sixiy-ftx effe£i~ivt 
Volunteers, &c. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Learning, by Order of the Hpufe, brought in a Bill, entitled, A Supplement to 
tfje Ad: tor regulating Roads and Bridges ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfc adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 
"Tkurjday, September i5, 1762. 

The Houfc met. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Hancock, Mr. Dey^ Mr. IVetherill, Mr. Reading, Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. 
y. Lawrence, and Mr. Hart, be a Committee to fettle the pubhck Accounts, and report 
to the Houfe. 

The Bill, entitled, A Supplement to the A£i for regulathig Roads and Bridges, was 
read the fecond Tim-?, and committed to Mr. Reading, Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Cooper, 
and Mr. Samuel Smith, ' ' , 

Two Petitions of the fame Tenor, figned by a large Number of the Inhabitants, of 
the County of Bergen, were prefented to the Houfe, fetting forth,^ That the Petitioners 
perceive by the Minutesof a former Seffion, that a Petition was prefcnted to theHoufe, 
prayino- that a Law may be palTed for afcertaining one general and unalterable Rule for 
the Conftrudbion of Land Carriages, whofe Wheels may exaftly revolve on each Axis 
five Feet two Inches Diftance from each other ; and defiring, for the Reafons therein 
V contained, that Bergen may be excepted out of the Adt ;• which two Petitions were read, 

and referred to the Com.mittee on the Road Ad. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Henry Moore, Robert Cummlngs and 
Jcfepb Rue, purporting, That the Petitioners, by the Mifcarriage of the Bill for their 
Relief, ataSelTionin Perth- Amboy, \n December 1761, are ftill left in a deplorable Situ- 
ation ; and what ftill adds more to their Misfortune, is, that all Gordon's Lands have 
adlually been fold by the Sheriff of Middlefex at publick Vendue j and that they have 
now purfued the Steps which they w£re advifed fhould have beeo done before j and pray- 
ing 



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ing the Legidature to {bafs a Bill of the fame Tenor as thatpafled before j which Petition 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

According to a former Order of the Houfe, the Parties for and againft the Draining 
of the Maidenhead Meadows, attending, were called in, and their feveral Allegations 
and Proofs fully heard ; and the Matter is reterred to be further confidered. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Freeholders of the 
Townfhipof Ne-juton, mths CoMnty oiCIouceJiey, praying, that an Aft may not pafs 
to erect a Dam acrois the Mouth ot Neivton Creek, in rhe faid County -, and. 

According to a former Order, the Parties for and againft the erefting the faid Dam, 
being attending, werc-called in, and their feverai Allegations and Proofs fully heard ; 
and on the Qiieftion, Whether the Matter be referred to further Confideration or nOt ? 
it pafled in the Affirmative.- 
. Ordered, 

That the faid Matter be referred to further Confiderstion. ^ 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from feveral Inhabitants of Prince-Town, 
fetting forth the liardfhips the Fetitioners and otiiers have fuffered, and are ftill hable 
to fuft'er, by his Majelty's Troops paffingthro' Prhice-To'nti ; and praying fuch Relief • 
in the PremiiTes as to the Houie fhall feem meef -, which was read, and ofdcred a fecond 
Reading. 



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A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Simon Sparks, of Gloucefler County, 
letting forth, that Seventeen Men ot Captain If'illiat.i Palkncr^ Company, were billetted 
on him for ibmerTime ; which Men on a Muftcr, were rejefted as fupernumerary ; 
whereby the Petitioner is unable to recover v/h^it is due to him ; and praying Relief j 
which was read, and ordered a iecond Reading 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Peter Gordon, reprefendng his unhappy 
Circumft'ances refpefting his Lottery -, and praying for a Law to vacate his faidLottery, 
and ereft a new One ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from feveral of the Inhabitants of the Town- 
fhip of Evejham, in the County of Burlington, fetting forth, that the Petitioners are 
informed, that Michael Brav.in hath petitioned the Houfe for an Aft, to enable him to 
ereft a Mill and Dam acrofs one of the South Branches of Ancocas-Creek ; which they 
conceive would be vaftly detrimental to the Public in general, and themfelves in particu- 
lar ; and praying, thv the faid Aft may not pafs ; which was read, and ordered a iecond 
, Reading. 

A Petition was preffented to the. Houfe, from feveral Inhabitants of the County of 
Gloucejler, Owners of the Meadows on Woodbury Creek ; praying for a Law, to oblige 
the feveral Owners ot the faid Meadows, to perform their equal Share of clearing the 
faid Creek from the Dam called Mofes Ward's Dam, up the faid Creek as far as Mofes 
^ar^'s upper Line, and alfo to oblige the Owners of the Meadows, below the faid Dam, 
to clear out the faid Creek ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petidon from Captain Jonathan Stout, of the Provincial Regiment, was prefented 
to the Houfe, and read ; ictdng forth, that the Petitioner inUfted Fifty-one able-bodied 
Soldiers for the faid Regiment ; but that on the general Review of the Regiment, only 
Fifteen of that Number were accepted, and the reft difcharged as fupernumerary ; 
and praying an Allowance for his Expcnce and Trouble in inlifting the faid Men. 

Ordered, 



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That faid Pctldon have a fecond Reading- 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'CIock. 
Friday, Septcniber ly, 1762. 

The Houfe met. • 

The Bill^. entitled. An i\& to malic the Owners of the Meadows and Murfim cj 
the Eafi Jldj of Great Mantua Creek,^ /;; the County c/,Gloucefter, to drain the faid 
Marfbes^ end to keep their Tide Bank in proper Repair ; was read the fecond Time, and 
committed to '^Av.. Hancock and Mr. Clement. 

According to a former Order of the Hcufe, the Parties for and againft the Bill for 
vacating Peter Gordon's Lottery, and the Council againit the Bill, -attending, -were called 
in, -and their ItveraJ Allegations and Proofs fully heard ; and .on the Qiieftion, Whether 
a BiU fliall be brought in to vacate the faid Lottery, 2nd to put all Perfons concef ncd 
in the Sicuadon they, were in before erecting tnereot ? it palled mthe Afhrmati-ve, Neniine 
CCntradiiente. 

Ordered., 

That Mr. Stevens and Mr. J. Lawrence, do bring in the faid Bilk 

APetiiion was prefented to the Houfe, from the Truftees of the College of New- 
jerfey^ .fetting*tbrth, the Benefits accruing to the Publick from that Inftitution, and the 
Jnculgence chat Matters ota publick-Nature have received from the Legiflature ; and 
prayir.g the Houfe wiil be pleafed to pafs an Act, enabling the Petitioners to erect a 
Lottery vvit"hin this Province, for the raifing the Sum of £. 4000, for the Ufe of the 
faia College; vv-hich was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. \ 

• 

The Petition from feveral of the Inhabitants o{ Evejham, praying a Bill may not pafs, ' 
to tnA>\c Michael Braiik toertdtaMili on the South Branch of Ancocas Creek; was 
feavi the fecond "Time, and the faid Bill was alfo read the fecond Time ; and. 

The Parties foi- and agjtinil the faid Bill attending, were called in, and their feveral 
Allegations and Proofs fully heard; and on the Queftion,- Whether the faid Bill be . 
engroiii-c: or.not? it pafied in the Negative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill do lie on the Table. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. Al. 

The Houfe met. ' , 

The Bill, entitled; An Adl to enable the Owners of fome Meadow f- and Mcrrfhe^ fttuaie 
on the South-lVeft Side of Rackoon-Creek, &c. was itad the fecond Tinie, and com- 
mitted to Mr- Clement and Mr. Cooper. ' 

- Thd Petition from the Owners of the Meadows nn Woodbury Creek, praying a Law,^ 
to oblige the laid Owners to clear out the faid Creek, Wa^ read the lecond Time. 

Ordered, " 

• That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of their 
Petition, at the next Seffion at Burlington for doing the publick Bufinefs ; provided 
Notice of their Apphcation and this Order Ihall be given in the Pennfyhania Gazette, 
iVt Jeafc Six V\''eeks before the faid Seffion, and no reafonable Objedlions fiiall then appear 
againft the fame. * ' • 

. The Petition from the County oi Bergen, for making a Cauleway from the Eaft Bank 
of Ilackinfack R\ver, to xhe Lund of Cornelius Ireland, was read the fecond Time. 
, , • Ordered, 



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Ordered, 
That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of their 
Petition, at the next Seilion of Aflembly ; provided Notice of their Application and 
this Order, be affixed at Tnree of the moil nubhck Places of the Neighbourhood of the 
Place, at lead Six Weeks betore the laid Sej/ioQ, and no realbnable Objedions fhall then 
appear againft die lame. ' 

Mr. Hancock, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, ^n 
Ad: to enable the Owners of the Mcadoivs end Marjhes on t be Eaft Side of Great Mantau 
Creek, in the County of Gloiicelter, &c. reported the faid Bill, with leveral Amend- 
ments ; which were read in their Places ; and on the Queftion, Whether the faid Bill as 
asiended, be engrofled of not ? it palled in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill be ensrofled. 



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Mr. Spicer, one of the Committee of Correfpondeftce, latid before the Houfe a Letter 
he had received from the Agent j which was read. 

Four Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of 
Burlington, Trenton, Chcflerfield, Nottingham and Ne-jo-Windfor, fetting forth the great 
Benefits that would accrue to the Pubiick, from a Draw -Bridge over Cro/zt^zV/^j Creek, 
at WatforC% Ferry -, and praying a Law to build the fame by Subfcription j which were 
read, and ordered a iecond Reading; 

According to a former Order cf the Houfe, Mr. fohn Lawrence, on Behalf of the 
Owners of the Meadows and Marllies lying on Pumptjjy or Walker's Creek, in theTown- 
fiiip of Chejier, and County of Burli-gton, brought m a Bill, entitled, Jn Ad to enable 
the Owners and Poffcffors of the Marfh and i^-ivnmp lying on a fmall Creek, called Pumpefly 
$r Walker's Creek, i^c. which was read, and oracred a fecond Reading. 

Mr. .S/<rt;i?«5, from the Committee appointed to that Service, brought in a Bill, entitled, 
JnKQifortbe vacating and rendering void the Lottery lately wade by Peter Gordon, /or 
the Sale ef certain La-ads lying in the County of Middiefex ; and to relieve and fecure 
the Truftees and Managers of the faid Lottery againft any ASlion that is or may be brought 
igatnjl tbem concerning the fame ; wiiich was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'Clock. 

Saturday, September i8, 1762. 

The Houfe met. 

The engrolTed Bill, entitled. An Ad to enable the Owners of the Meadows and Marfhes on 
the Eaft fide <?/ Great Mantua Creek, i^c. was read and compared ; and on the Queftion, 

Refolved, 
That the fame do pals. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Clement and Mr. Cooper, do carry the faid Bill to the Council for Concurrence. 

The Bill, entitled. An Ad for the vacating and rendering void the Lottery lately made 
by Peter Gordon, ^c. was read the iecond Time, and amended in the Houfe ; and on 
the Queftion agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Board of Juftices and Freeholders 
oiGlcuceJler County ; fetting forth that there are fundry Books of Surveys, ^c. in the 
Plands of John Ladd, Efq-, of that County, which Occafions them to be looked on as 
private Property, where by Law, the fame ought to be lodged in the Surveyor General's 
Office ; and praying the Houle will afford fuch Relief in the Premifles, as to the HoulS 
ihall feem meet ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

C Mr. 




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Mr. Coope'- informed theHoufe, that he had informed John Laid, Efq; of the Order 
of the Houleof March lo, 1762, relating to the Records and publick Papers in his 
Hands. 

T!ie Bill, entitled, An Aft to enable the Ovjners and Pojfejfors of the Marjh and Swamp 
lying on a fmall Ocek called Pumpefly, er Walkcr'j CrifiT/^, iJc. was read the fecond 
Time, and committed to Mr. Spicer and Mr. Clement. 

Mr. Reading, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled, J Supplement to the 
A£l for regulating Roads and Bridges, was committed, reported the fame, with feveral 
Amendments thereto ; and feveral additional Amendments being made to the fame in 
the Houfe ; on the Queition, the faid BUI as amended, was agreed to, and ordered to 
be engrofled. 

The Petition from the Truftces of the College of Ne^ju-Jerfey, for a Lottery for the 
Ufe of faid College, was read the fecond Time; the Queftion v/as demanded. Whether 
the faid Lottery be allowed or not ? but on Motion, the previous Queftion being put, 
Whether chat Queftion be now put or not ? it was carried as follows : 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Ste-veiis, Mr. Hoghland, Mr. 5. Smith, Mr. Hancock, 

Mr. tVetherill, Mr. l^an Gicfon, Mr. J. La-wrence, Mr. Miller, 

'hlr.R.Lamrence, Mr. Dey, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Learning, 

Mr. R. Ogden, Mr. Reading, Mr. Clement, Mr. Sficer. 

Mr. J. O'gden, Mr. Hart. Mr. Cooper, 

Mr. Fijher, 

Then the Queftion was put. Whether the Lottery, under certain Regulations, be 

allowed or not .' it pafTed in the Affirmative. 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Stei/ens, Mr. Fan Giefon, Mr. R. La-iurence, Mr. Coojer, 

Mr. IVetherill, Mr. Dey, Mr. S. Smith, Mr. Hancock, 

Mr. R. Ogden, Mr. Learning, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Miller, 

Mr. 7. Ogden, Mr. Reading, Mr. Clement, Mr. Spicer. 

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Hart. 
Mr. Hoghland, 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Robert Ogden and Mr. Wetherill do bring in the faid Bill. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning Nine o'Clock. 

MONDAT, September 20, 1762. 

The Houle met. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft to "vacate the Lottery lately made by Peter 
Gordon, &c. was read and compared j and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

The engrofled Bill, entided, A Supplement to the AQ.for regulating Roads and Bridges ; 
was read and compared; and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. Wetherill, do carry the faid Bills to the Council, for Con- 
currence. 

Mr. Wetherill, from the Committee appointed to that Service, brought in a Bill, 
entitled. An Aft to impower i^e Iruftees of the College of New-Jerfey, to raife by a 
Lottery, a Sum of Money for the Ufe of faid College; which was read, and ordered 
a fecond Reading. 



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A Petition was prefentcd to the Houfe, from Peter Bard and others. Owners of the 
Water-Works erefted on the North-Branch of Ancocas Creek, and a Canal cut out of 
the fame, in tne County oi Burlington ; letting forth, that the i^etitioners, and thofe under 
whom they claim, have been at a great Expence about the laid Works ; and that there 
are Lands fitu ate on the faid Branch and Canal, on which Mills and other Works may 
be eredtcd, which would greatly injure the Petitioners, and at fome Seafons intirely 
hinder their working ; and praying an Ad of Aficmbly, to prohibit the Obftrudion or 
Diverfion of the laid Streams ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, Jn Aft 
to enable the Ozvners of Meadow's and Marjhes lying en the I'FeJierly fide of Raccoon 
Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, to keep out the Tide from overflowing the fame; 
reported the fame, with feveral Amendments thereto, which were read in their Places ; 
and on the Queftion, the faid Bill as amended, was agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aifl to provide for the Inlifting, Cloathing, and Pay of Sixty-fix 
effeSiive Volunteers, ^c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to a Committee of 
the whole Houfe. 

The Houi'e accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the 
faid Bill j and after fome Time fpcntiherem, Mr. Speaker rellimed the Chair, and Mr. 
Hancock, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had gone thro' the 
iaid Bill, and had made feveral Amendments thereto -, which he was ready to report 
whenever the Houfe will plcafc to receive the fame. 
Ordered, 

That the faid P^eport be made immediutely. 

Whereupon Mr. Hancock reported the faid Bill and Amendments, which were read 
in their Places •, and on the Queftion, the Uid B.il as amended, was agreed to, and 
ordered to be engrofled. 

The Houfe adjourn'J till Tv/o, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Speaker communicated to the Houfe, a Letter he had received from Jofeph J'ard, 
Efqv purporting that Sickneis hinders him trom attending rhe Houfe with his Accounts, 
but that if Health permits, he will attend the next SeiHon. 

The engrofl"ed Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the O-xners of Meadows and Marfhes 
lying on the Wefterly fide of Raccoon Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, to keep out the 
i'ide from cverfio'-^ing the fame ; was read and compared ; and on the Qiiefton, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Doughty and Mr. A^ller, do carry the fame to the Council for Concurrence* 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. Wetberill and himfelf, delivered the two Bills with 
them intrufted, to Mr. Read, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

Mr. Clement reported, that Mr. Cooper and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
intrufted, to Mr. Smith,'''onc of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Sixty-fix of the Inhabitants of Trenton, 
and other Places, fetting forth the great Damage occafioned by Wears, Bafkets, Pounds, 
and other Engines and Devices, in the River Delaware, for taking oi Fifli ; and praying 
a Law to the like Purpofe, with the Aft lately pafled in Pennfyivania, for remedying the 
fame Mifchief •, and alfo Four Affidavits concerning the Damage occafioned by the faid 
Obftruftions : And alfo Two Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, figncd by One 
Hundred and fifty Hands, againft the faid Law, and an Affidavit concerning the fame j 
all which were read, and ordered fecond Readings. 

The 



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The Petition from the Board of Juftices and Freeholders of the County of Glcucefier, 
f elating to the Surveys, iSc. in the Hands of 'John Ladd, Eiq; was read the Iccond 
Time, and referred to further Confideracion. 

Mr. Spker, frem the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Adt to enable the 
Owners and PojJ;jJors of the Marfli and bwamp, lying en a Jmall Creek (died Pumpefly or 
Walker's Creek, in the Townjhip o/Cheftcr, tn the County 0/ Burlington, i^e. was com- 
mitted, reported the laid Billj with leveral Amendments ; which were read in their Places ; 
and on the Queflion, the faidBill as amended, was agreed to, and ordered to beengrofled. 

Mr. Wetheril!^ by Leave of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, entitled, An Aft to prevent 
Sheep being killed by Dogs ; which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to impower the Trufiees of the College of Ncw-Jerfey, ia 
raife by a Lottery, a Sum of Money for theUfe of f aid College -, was read the fecond Time, 
and on the Queilion, Whether tlic laid Bili be committed or not ? it was carried in the 
Affirmative. 

Ordered, 

Th»t the faid Bill be committed to Mr. Tijher and Mr. J. Ogden. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'Clock. 

Tuefday, September 21, 1762. 

Tlie Houfe met. 

The cngrofled Bill, entitled, An Aft /* enable the Owners and Pcffeffors of the Marfb 
etnd Swamp, lying on a fmall Creek called Pumpefly cr Walker's Creek, in the Tcwnjhip 
ef Chefter, in the County of Burlington, to ere£l and maintain a Bank, Dam, and other 
Water-Works acrofs the faid Creek, in order to prevent the Tide from overflowing the fame ; 
was read and compared ; and on the Qucilion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pals. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Borden and Mr. Clemoit, do carry the faid Bill to thcCoundlfor Concurrence. 

Mr. Deughty reported, that Mr. Miller and himfelf delivered the Bill with them 
intrufted, to Mr. Smith, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

A Meflagc from his Excellency, by the Deputy Secretary. 

* Gentlemen of the General Affemhl^ j 

' C I N C E your laft Scffion, this Province has fuftained a great Lofs, by 
' j^ the Death oi Atidrew yohnJion,^{c[; one of theTreafurers: As it became 

* neccflary to appoint a proper Perfon to that Office, I have ilTued the Com- 

* iniflion to Stephen Skinner, Efq; and I doubt not but he will give the Publick 
' intire Satisfadtion in the Execution of it. 

September t^fi, 1762. •/ 

On Motion made. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Stevens, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. FrJJoer, and Mr. J. Ogden, 
or any Three of them, be a Committee, to join a Committee of the Council, to inlpeft 
the Vouchers, and ftate the Accounts of the Honourable Andrew Johnflon, Efq-, 
deceafed, the late Eaftern Treafurcr, and make Report thereof at next fitting ; and 
"that Mr. Borden and Mr. Reading, do acquaint the Council thereof, and dcfire they 
would appoint a Committee for that Purpofe, and Time and Place of meeting. Mp. 



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Mr. Fijher, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, Jn A6t 
to impower the ^Irujlees of the College of N'ew-Jtrley, to rcije ly a Lottery, ^c, reported 
the fame with leveral Amendments thereto ; which were read in their Places, and on 
the Queftion, Whether the laid BiiJ, as amended be engroflcd or not ? it palled in the 
AfErmative. 

Ordered, 

That the faid Ei'.l bafcncrrofitd. 



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Mr. Bcrdett reported, that Mr. Clemtnt and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
intrufted, to Mr. V/ocdrnff, one ot fhc Gentlemen of the Council. 

Mr. Crane, laid his Accounts before the Houfe,and they are referred to the Committee 
on the Pubhck Accounts. 

Mr. Fiflier, by Leave of the Houle, brought irv a Bill, entitled. An Aft to pcjlpone 
the Lrwatng of the A'ew-Jcricy Lottery ; whicn was read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. S. Smith and Mr. Ler,ming, be a Committee, to prepare and bring in a 
Bill, to enable the Surveyor General ot the W'eliein Divilicn, to colkdl or tranlcribe 
all fuch Books and Pape; s as belong to his Office. 

Mr. Spicer, by Leave of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Adt 
to the Adt entitled. An Aft tc prejerve the I^avigction cf the Rivers and Creeks, wilhm 
the Colony of New-Jerf.-y j wiiici was read, ana ordered a fecond-Reading. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Reading, have Leave to bring in a Bill, at the next Seffion of Aflembly 
for doing the fuulieR Bufincrls, to alctrtain the Conft:iiftion of Land Carriages, whole r- 
Whcels may not run lels than Five Feet from CcntLr to Center ; provided no reulbnable 
Objeftion Ihaij be thc.i mauc agcinfl the (.\\r,c. 

Mr. Stevens., laid Lis Accounts before the Koufe, 

Ordered, 
That they be referred to the Committee for fettling the Publick Accounts. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Richard Smith, do fort the P.ipers in the AfTcmbly Boxes, and fendto 
Amhoy only thole of the moft Confequence. 

The Petirion from the Inhabitants of 'Trenton, and other Places, and Affidavits 
relating thereto, loran ,-\ct againft thi Erefti not Pounds, t?^. in the Rwcr Delazvare, 
were read the fecond Tune ; and the leveral Petitions and Affidavit ag;.init the faid Aft, 
were alio read the fecond Time ; and on th:; Queftion, Whether the rioufe wih now do 
any Thing, or retcr it tid n.-xc Seffion ? it ,. as carried for Referring. 
Ordered, 

That the Confideration thereof, be referred till next Seffion. 

Mr. ^^^w^/^/w/V^, from the Committee appointed to that Service, brought in a Bill, 
entitled. An A A to enable the Surveyor General of the Wejlern Divif.on, to collet or 
tranfcribe all fuch Bocks and Papers as belong to fjis Office; which was read, and ordered 
a fecond Readin<r. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The engrofTed Bill, entitled. An kSt to impower the "Trufiees of the. College of Ncw- 
Jeriey, to raife by a Lottery, a Sum cf Money for the Ufe of faid Colleg& i was read and 
compared ; and on the Queftion, -^" 

D Refohtd, 



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Refotved, 
That the laid Bill do pafs. 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Stevens, Mr. Fan Gie/on, Mr. R. Lanurence, Mr. Hancuckt 

VLX.iretherill, Mt.Dey, Mi. S.Smith, Mr. Miller, 

Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Reading, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Learning, 

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Hart. Mr. Clement, Mr. Spicer. 

Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Cooper, * 

1 he Voices bei.ig equal, Mr. Speaker gave his Cafting Vote for the Affirmative. 
Ordered., • « 

That Mr. Fijher and Mr. J. Ogden., do carry theftid Bill to the Council for Concurrence. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Inhabitants of 
Hunterdon and Burlington Counties, letting forth the ruinous Condition of the Bridge 
over Ajfanpink, at Trenton, between the two Counties, and praying the Aid of the 
Legiflature, to build a Stone Bridge by Tax on the faid two Counties ; which was read, 
«nd ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houle, from John Anderfon, of Maidenhead, fctting 
forth certain Proceedings in Hunterdon, relating to the Trial of his Negro Slave for a 
Rape and Aflault, which he apprehends to be illegal; and .praying Redrefs in th« 
Premilles ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition v/as prefented to the Houfe, from John Vail, jun. a Prifoncr for Debt in 
Amboy Gaol, letting forth his diftrefled Circumftances, and praying an infolvenl Ad j 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Bill, entitled, A Supplmentary Aft to the A£i, entitled. An ASt to preferve the 
Navigation of the Rivers and Creeks within the Colony of Neiu-Jerfey, was read the 
fecond Time ; and on the Queftion agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Surveyor General, &c. was read the fecond 
Time, and committed to Mr. Spicer, Mr. Miller, and Mr. Cooper. 

The Bill, entitled. An KSi to pefipone the Dra-wing of the Provitice Lottery, was read 
the fecond Time ; and fome Amendments being made thereto in the Houle, the fame 
as amended was agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled. 

Two Petitions were prelented to the Houft, from feveral Inhabitants of Burlington 
and Monmouth, againft the Ereftion of a Bridge over Crcfivicks Creekj^at TVatfonh Ferry; 
which were read ; and the Petitions for the faid Bridge, were alfo read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Parties for and againft the Ereftion of the laid Bridge, have a Hearing 
before this Houle, on the third Day of the next Seflion at Burlington, for doing the 
publick Bufinefs ; and that Copies of this Order be affixed at Brown's Mill, and at 
Allen-Town, by Mr. Borden. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from John Williams, a Prifoner for Debt in 
Elizabeth-Town Goal, praying for an Infolvent Aft ; which was read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'CIock. 
Wcdtiejday, September 22, 1762. 

The Houle met. 

The Committee on the Publick Accounts informed the Houfe, that they meet with 
Difficulties in fettling Stephen Crane's Accounts, which cannot well be now got over. 
Ordered, 
That Stephen Crane do lay his Accounts and Vouchers before the Houlcj on the firfi: 
Day of next Seffion. 

Ordered, 



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That Mr. Samuel Smith have Leave to bring in a Bill, to lay a Duty on Negroes 
intiported into this Province. 

Mr. Smith accordingly brought in the faid Bill ; which wa« read, and ordered a 
fccond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houle, from the Indians fettled at Br other ton, letting 
forth, that their Provifion, Cioathing and Nails, for building, the firft Year they came 
to Brother ton, amounted to about ^. ic6 -, which they ftiil are in Debt for ; and that /- 
their Mill is lately burnt, winch renders them utterly unable to pay their laid 
Debt ; and praying, that the Province will pay the fame •, as they have had lome Reaibn 
to expedt : And five of the laid Indians attending, were called in, and heard i and it 
being late in the Seffion, the laid Petition is referred to next Seffion. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An A£l to provide for the Ifilijling, Cioathing and Pay 
tf Sixty- fix effective Voluntetrs, Officers included, to be employed in his Majejiy's Service, 
from and after tbefrjl Day of November next ; and f»r other Purpofes therein mentioned^ 
was read and compared; and on the Qiicliion, 
Rcfolved, 

That the fame do pafs. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An Aft to prjipcne the Drawing of the Province Lotterj^ 
was read and compared ; and on the Qucitiun, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pals. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Aft to the AB, entitled. An AH to 
preferve the Navigation of the Rivers and Creeks within the Colony of New-Jtrfey^ 
was read and compared; and on the Qucftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
ThatMr.7o/5)« Ogden and yir.Dey do carry the faidBills to theCouncil for Concurrence. 

Mr. Fi/her reported, that Mr. J. Ogden and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
intruded, to Mr. Smithy one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to prevent Sheep from heing killed hy Dogs, was read the 
fccond Tune, and on the Queftion, committed to Mr- Fifher and Mr. Cooper. 

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Reading and himfelf, delivered the MefTige with 
them Yefterday intrufted, to Mx.lFoodruff, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

A Rcmonftrance was prefented to the Houfe, from Sixty-fix of the Inhabitants of the 
Townfhip of Greenaich, and another from Fairfield, in the County of Cumberland, 
againll a former Petition from Greeniaich and Fairfield, for laying out a Road, and 
citabiifhing a Ferry acrofs Cohanfie Creek ; and the faid former Petition, and another 
now delivered from the Town-Meeting of Fairfield, were alfo read : And the Parties 
for and againfl the faid Road and Ferry attending, were called in, and their feveral 
Allegations and Proofs fully heard ; and on the Queftion, Whether the faid Petitions 
do lie on the Table, or not ? it was carried in the Negative. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Miller do bring in a Bill at next Seffion, to fettle the Matter in Difference 
between the Parties. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'CIock. 

^hurfday^ 



YEAS. 


Y E A S. 


Mr. Stevens,. 


Mr. Clement, 


Mr. R. Lw.'.-rcncc, 


Mr. Cooper, 


Mr. 5. Smith, 


Mr. Hancock, 


Mr. Doughty, 


Mr. ;i//7/^r. 


Mr. Bcdex, 


Ml-, //rtr/. 



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Thurfday, September 23, 1762." 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill, entitled. An A(5t for laying a Duty upon Negroes and Mulatto Slaves imported 
into this Province, was read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, Whether the Bill 
be committed or not ? it was carried in the Affirmative. 

NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Wetherill, Mr. fan Giefon, 

Mr. 7. Ogden, Mr. Dey, 

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Learning, 

Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Spicer. 

Ml-. Bart. * 

Ordered, 
That the laid Bill be committed to Mr. Stevens and Mr. Hart. 

A Meflage from his Excellency, by the Deputy Secretary ; which was read. 

* Gentlemen of the General JjJembJy, 

* '\7'OlJ will find by the Papers herewith fent, that Complaint was made 

* X at the lafl Treaty with the Indians in Petinfyhania, of one of their 
' People being killed near Cole's Fort, by one of the Inhabitants of this Province. 
' We are very happy, in being eafed of the Expence which would attend an 
' Application from them to this Government; and as they have been fatisfied 

* on that Head, I recommend it to you, to make Provifion for the Reimburfe- 
' mcnt of the Gentleman, who, with the Approbation of Governor Hamilton, 
' has done what was thought neceflary on the Occafion. 

Bu>Hr,^to», • JO SI AH HARDT. 

231^ September, 176Z. , "^ 

And the Papers mentioned in the faid Meilage, were alfo read : 

Ordered, 
That the faid Meflage and Papers be read a fecond Time. 

Mr. J. Ogden reported, that Mr. Bey and himfelf, delivered the three Bills with 
them intrufted, to Mr. Read, one of the Gendemen of the Council. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

A Mefiage from the Council, by Mr. Smith, acquainting the Houfe, that the 
fevcral Bills, entitled. An Afl: to enable the Oivners of the Meado-ivs and Mayflies 
on the Ec.fl Side of Great Mantau Creek, &c. An Aft to enable the Owners of Meadoios 
■ and Marfloes lying on the Weflerly fide of Raccoon Creek, iSc. A Supplement to the Act , 
jcr regulating Roads and Bridges : An Aft for rendering void the Lottery lately made by 
Peter Gordon, for the Sale of cei-tain Lands lying in the County of Middlelex, i^c. 
An Aft to impower the Iruflees of the College of New-Jerfey, to mjfe by I^ottery, a 
Sum of Money for the Ufe of faid College : An Aft to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of 
the Marfh and Svjamp, lying on a fmall Creek called Pumpefly cr \Y'il^^^'''s Creek, ^c. 
are pafled the Council this Day, without Amendment. 

A Petition was prefented to the Hon le, ixQva Benjamin Yard zadfohn Rickey, of 
Trenton, fetting forth, that they in the Year i y^^, purchafed each of them a Servant, 
who afterwards inlilled in the 44th Battallion of Regulars ; upon which the Petitioners 
brought Aftions againft the Ofiicers who inlifted them -, and upon a Point of Law the 
Judgment of Court was againft the Petitioners ; who thereupon loft the Service of their 
faid Servants, and paid large Bills of Coft ; and praying an Allowance for the fame ; 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

-Mr. 



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Mr. Stevens., from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An A£t 
f^ laying a Duty upcn Negroes and Mulatto Slaves^ imported into this Province^ reported 
the fame, with one Amendment thereto; and the faid Bill v/as read, and the Amendment 
in its Place ; and feveral additional Amendments being made to the fame in the Houfe, 
on the Queftion, the faid Bill as amended, was agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled. 

Mr. Fijher, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bll, entitled. An Ad: 
to prevent Sheep being killed by Dogs, reported the faid Bill, with fome Amendments to the 
fame ; and the faid Bill was fad, and the faid Amendments in their Places, and feveral 
additional Amendments being made to the fame in the Houfe ; on the Queftion, the 
faid Bill as amended, was referred to be confidered next SefTion. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Clement have Leave to be abfent the Remainder of the Sefilon. 

The Petition of John Anierfon, of Maidenhead, refpeding the Proceedings on the 
Trial of his Negro Slave, was read the fecond Time, and ordered to lie on the Table. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Cooper have Leave to be abfent the Remainder of the Seffion. 

Mr. John Ogden, from the Committee on the Publick Accounts, made the following 
Reports. To which the Houfe agreed. 



Dr. The Pro'vince a/New-Jerfey, to Hugh Hartftiorne, Epj; one of the Barrach-Maftersfor Burlington. Cr. 

1759, To Sundries, as ^^r Receipts, to By Cafh received of i'amBe/^s/iV/^, Efq; one • 

Marcbix. the Amount of - - - - ^.150-0-0 of the Treafurers of this Colony, - {,■ 150-0-0 



We the Stibfcribers have bifpeSled the abo-ve Account, and y^euchert relatme thereto, aad 
find the fame to be right. 
Burlington, September 23, 1761. JOHN WETHERItL. 

JOHN HART. 
JOHN OGDEN. 



Dr. The Province o/"New-Jerfey to John Stevens, one of the Commilfioners appointed to pay the capti-vated Provincials, Cr. 
To Ca(h paid (undry Provincials their Wages, 1 761, By Cafh of Samuel Smith, Efq; Treafurer 

as />ff Receipts, £• S^9-'3-o8 Feb.it. of the Wellern Divifion, - £.250-00-0 

To Do. paidAifAar^/G/W, as/frReceipts, 11-15-11 Dec. 16. By Do. of Andre.iu Johnfion, Efq; 

Treafurer of theEaftern Divifion, 237-oi-» 



541-09-07 



Commiffions at 7''iti3/«rC^«/. - - 10-16-07 487-01-0 

To Ca(h paid (undry of the Provincials, fof Ballance due to John Stevens, - - 69-04-8 

Subliftance, on the Return from the , 

Campaign, 3-19-06 _^. 5j«.o5.8 



£• 556-05-08 



Burlifigton, Sept. 21. 1762. 
Errors excited, per John Stevens. 



ff^e tubofe Names are hereunto fubfcribed, have carefully examined all the Articles in the abovt 
Account, andFouchers thereto, and find the fame to be right; and that there is a Ballance of 
£.69.4-8, due Jrom the Province to John Stevens, £fg; September 22, i^6z. 

■WILLIAM HANCOCK, 
JOHN WETHERILL. 
JOHN HART. 
JOHN OGDEN. 



The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 

Friday, September 24, 1762. 

The Houfe met. 
The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Adt for laying a Duty upon Negroes and Mulattc 
Slaves, imported into this Province -, was read and compared, and on the Queftion, 

E Refolved„ 



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Refohed., 
That the fame do pafs. 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Ste-vens, Mr. Borden, Mr. WetheriU, Mr. Dty, 

Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. Hancock, Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Leaminr. 

Mr. /■//>«■/-, Mr. M&r, Mr. Hoghland, 

Mr. .S. 6'/77.'>,J, Mr. Reading, .Mr. ^«« G/>>», 

Mr. J. Laiurenc, Mr. flar/. 
Mr. Doughty, 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Doughty and Mr. J. Lawrence, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for 
Concurrence. 

The Petition from P<r/?r5firi and others. Owners of the Water- Works credlcd on 
the North-Branch of Ancocas Creek, and a Canal cut out of the fame, for a Bill to 
prohibit the Obftruflion or Divcrfion of the faid Streams, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of their 
Petition, at the next Sefllon at Burlington for doing the Publick Bufinefs, provided they 
give Six Weeks Notice in the Pennfylvania Gazette, of their Application and this Order, 
and no reafonable Objeftion fliall then appear againft the fame. 

Mr. Doughty reported, that Mr. J. Lawrence, and himfclf delivered the Bill with 
them intrufted, to Mr. Woodruff, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

The Meflage from his Excellency, and Papers relative thereto, concerning the 
Expencc of Maudlin the Indian, amounting to £. i§-6. were read the fecond Time. 
Refohed, Neniine Contradicente. 
That the faid Sum of ;^. 15-6. be allowed to Ifrael Pemberton, for that Service; 
and that the fame be inferted in the next Supply Bill. 

The Petition from feveral Inhabitants of HunterdcnzndBurHngtonCounties, concerning 
the ruinous Condition of the Bridge at Trenton, over Affanpink, and praying a Law to 
build a Stone Bridge, at the Expencc of the faid two Counties ; was read the fecond 
Time, and referred to further Confideration, that the Members may have Opportunity 
to confult their Confticuents. 

Mr. S. Smith, from the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Draught 
of an Addrefs to his Excellency, brought in the fame ; and the faid Draught was read, 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 



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The Petition from MefTrs. Tard and Rickey, of Trenton, concerning the Inliftment of 
their Servants, and their Expences thereupon -, was read the fecond 1 ime, and referred 
to further Confideration. 

The Petition from Simon Sparks, of Gloucejier County, praying Allowance for 17 
Men of Capt. Falkner's Company, billetted on him, and afterwards rejeded as fuper- 
nuraerary •, was read the fecond Time, and referred to further Confideration. 

The Petition from feveral Inhabitants of Princetown, complaining of Hardlhips they 
fuffer by his Majefty's Troops pafllng through Princetoivn, was read the fecond Time, 
and referred to further Confideration. 

The Petition from Capt, Jonathan Stout, praying Allowance for the fupernumerary , 

Men he inlifted ; was re id the fecond Time, and referred to further Confideration. / 

The feveral Petitions prefented this Sitting, foranlnfolvent Ad ; were read thefecond 
Time, and referred to further Confideration. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two P. M. 

the 



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The Houfe met. 
A Meflage from his Excellency, by the Deputy Secretary. 

Gentlemen of the General Affembly j 

< yj-AVING received a Letter from Sir Jeffery AmbeYji, Commander in 

* J7J[_ Chief of his Majelly's Forces here, expreffinghis Approbation of your 
' Meafures this Seflion, relative to the Sixty-fix Volunteers continued in Pay, 
« for theenfuing Winter; I think it proper to lay it before you; and as the 

• compleating the Regular Regiments, is a Matter of the utmoft Confequencc 

• to the common Caule, and he prefles it upon me ; I muft therefore defirc 

• your Attention to it, and that you will enable me to give him a definitive 

* Anfwer. ^ _ 

Burli^ston, J O S I A H H A R D I. 

September ^^, 17^2. 

And the faid Meffagc, together with the Letter therein referred to, were read. 

The Addrefs to his Excellency was read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, 
agreed to, and ordered to be engroflcd. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Stevens and Mr. Borden, do wait upon his Excellency, and know when 
his Excellency will bepleafed to be waited upon by the Houfe with their Addrefs. 

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Smith, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council 
have pafled the Bill, entitled. An Aft for laying a Duty upon Negroes, &c. with feveral 
Amendments, to which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe ; and the faid Amend- 
ments were read in their Places, and agreed to by the Houfe. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be re-ingrofled. 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. Borden and himfelf, delivered the Meflage with them 
intruftcd, to h.s Excellency, who was pleafed to fay, that the Houfe fhould hear from 
him bye-and-b/e. 

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Smith. 
' Ordered, 

' That Mr. Smith do acquaint the Houfe of AflTembly, that this Houfe have appointed 
« Mr. Ogden, Mr. J/hJield and Mr. Woodruff, or any two of them, to be a Committeft 
« to join a Committee of the Houfe of AflTembly, to infpeft the Vouchers, and fl:atethe 

* Accounts of the late Mr. Treafurer Jobnfton, and that the Committees meet for that 
' Purpofe, at the Houfe of Mr. John Johnpn, at Jmbey, on the firfl: Tuefday in OSlober 
t next. By Order of the Houfe, 

Council-Chamber, CHARLS READ, Clerk, 

September 24, 1761. 

A Mefl'age from the Council by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council 
have paflTed" he feveral Bills, entitled. An Ad to provide for the Inlifting, Cloathingy 
and Pay of Sixty-fix effe^ive Volunteers, &c. A Supplementary KGizo the Ad, entided. 
An A&. to preferve the Navigation, &c. An A& to pojlpone the Drawing of the Province 
Lottery, this Day, without Am.endment. 

The Bill re-ingrofled, with the Council's Amendments, entitled. An A&fer laying a 
Duty upon Negroes, &c. was read, and compared. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Fi/her and Mr- J. Ogden, do carry the faid Bill to the Council. 

Th«i 



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The engrofled Addrefs to his Excellency, was read and compared. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker do fign the fame. 

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary. 

Mr. Speaker, his Excellency is in the Council-Chamber^ ready to receive the Addrefs of 
the Houfe. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe waited upon his Excel- 
lency with their Addrefs ; and being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and 
reported, that the Houfe had waited upon his Excellency, and delivered their Addrefs, 
in the Words follov/ing, 

To his Excellency JO SI AH liARDY, Efq; Captain General, Governor and 
Commander in Chief in and over his Majefiys Provijice of Nova-Casfarea, or 
New-Jerfey, aijd Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor, and 
Vice- Admiral in the fame, &c. 

The Humble Address of the Rcprefentativcs of the faid Province, in 
General Aflembly convened. 

May it pieafe Your Excellency, 

JI/E His Majefiys dutiful and loyal SubjeSls, the Reprefentatives of the 
*^^ Proviiice of New-Jerfcy, in General Affembly convened, pleafed with the 
favourable Projpe^ of an approaching Peace, upon Terms of Glory and Advan- 
tage ; have provided for the Number of Men required by his Majefiys General, 
in Hopes this, added to our fanner Services of the fame Kind, may continue to us 
his Majeftys Regard, and be of life in ReJpeSi to the future ^iet of North- 
America. 



-y 



THE Conquefl of the Havannah, after former Acquifitions of this War, creates 
frefJj Matter of thankful Acknowledgements, and is an Eve7it not only Glorious 
to all co)icerned, but mujl have the bejl EffeSi on his Majefiys unwearied Endea- 
vours, for the Promotion of a General Peace ; and is to our great SatisfaSlion ; 
efpecially as the Detachment of our Regiment, arrived Time enough to have their 
Share in the Conquefl. , 

THAT in the prcfenf extreme Scarcity of Men in tins Province, the General 
fhouldbe put to great Difficulties in Recruiting the Regular Corps, is -what ive 
expcBcd ; but as Part of our Regiment is fcon to be difhanded, according to the 
Terms of their Inliftment ; the Money applied at our laji Sitting to that Service, 
may -perhaps be if e fully employed among them ; and if the General fjiould approve 
of that Expedient, we hope your Excellency will encourage as ma?iy of them to 
Inlifl asfhatl be free to enter. 

By Order of the Houfe, 

SttrlinPton, Sepiemher 24., i7it. 

SAMUEL NEVILL, 

Speaker. 

Mr. Fifker reported, that Mr. John Ogden and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
intrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 

Saturday^ 



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» 

Saturday, September 25, 1762.' 

The Houle met. 
A Meflage from his Excellency, by the Deputy Secretary. 

* Gentlemen of the General j^Jjcmbly ; 

' T HAVE this Moment received a Letter from his Ejfcellency tlie Governor 

* X °f New-7ork, inclolin^ an Ad: to m ike Trefpaffes committed on Sandy- 

* Hook, adtionable in that Colony ; whicii 1 have ordered to be laid before 

* you. I muft recommend yo' it taking tiiis Matter into immediate Confide- 
' ration, and hope \ou will pafs an Ad: in Conformity to that of New-Tork. 

Buriingm ' JOSIAHHARDT. 

September 15, 1762. •' 

And the faid Meffage, and Letter therf in referred to, were read ; and on the 
Qiieftion, Whether the Koufe will now ao any Thing therein or not .'' It was carried 
in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Smith and Mr. Stevens do bring in the Bill. 

Mr. Smith accordingly brought in faid Bill ; which was Twice read, and on the 
Queftion, agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An A(5t to prevent Perfcns profecutcd in the Colony of 
New- York for Trcfpajjes committed on Sandy-Hook, being again pr&juuted 2« Isiew- 
Jerfey, on the fame Irefpe^es ; was read, and compared, and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame dopafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. R. Laurence, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for 
Concurrence. 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. Lawrence and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
intrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Smith, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council 
have this Day pancd ■ ijiil, entitled. An h.Gc to prevent Perjons profecuted in tht- 
Colony of New-lork, ^tr Ir^jprjjes ccmmtited c« Sandy- Hook, Qc. without Amend- 
ment. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fijher and Mr. Doughty do go to the Council, and defire to know 
Whether they have any Thing beiore them ; if not, that this Houfe propofes to apply 
• to his Excellency for a Difmiirion. 

Mr. Fijher reported, that Mr. Doughty and himfelf, performed the Order of the 
Houfe ; and that the Council fay, they have Nothing before them. 

Ordered, 

That Mr. Wetherill and Mr. Miller do wait upon his Excellency, and defire hii 
Excellency would be pleafed topafs the Bills before him, and difmifs the Houfe. 

Mr. IVetherill reported, that Mr. Miller and himfelf, waited on his Excellency j 
who was plealed to fay, the Houle Ihould hear from him immediately. 

Mr. John Lav;rence,{iom the Committee on the Publick Accounts, made the follow- 
ing Reports. To which the Houfe agreed. 

F Dr. 



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Dr. The Provime of New-Jerfey, to Thomas Rodman^ one of 

,,4i Jane t. To the Bounty Money paid to 85 Men, Nine Pounds each, - - - £, 765-00-0 

To Cafli paid tor the SiibCftaoce of S5 Men, 161-01-0 

To Cafli f^r Levy Money, tor the 85 Men, 20 J. each, ... - 85-00-a 

June 2. To Calh forLevy Money for two Men, 40 s. Ca(h for their Subfiftance, 6 s. and 

Bounty Money paid to ffilliam Parker and Andrew Cuirj, Nine Pounds each, 18/. iO-o6-o 
To Commiffions, ----- lo-ob-jl 

lO+l-IJ-ll 

tfii, Sept. t^ ToCaQireturngd to.Jcwa^/J«//*, Efq; Treafurer, . - - - 4-06-9^ 

;f. 1046-00-0 



Dr. The Province of New-Jerfey, to Thomas Rodman, one of 

1761, April i8. To the Bounty Money paid to 97 Men, Nine pounds each, . - £. 873-00-0* 

To Cafh paid for the Sulififtance of 97 Men, . - . . . 194-17-00 

To Cafh paid for Levy Money for 97 Men, 20 s. ef.ch, . - - 97-00 00 

To Coramiflions, - - - - - - - " - - - 111211 

iWay 5. To Cafli returned to Samuel Smith, Efq; Treafurer, - . - - 1436-00-00 

26i2-09-lL 

1762, ^^/. 44. To Cafh returned to i'«OTw/ to;Vj&, Efq} Treafurer, -"""__ 7-'o-or 

£. 2610 00-00 



Dr. The Province cf New-Jerfey, to Jofeph HoUinfhead, 

To Sundries, as per Account of Particulars and Vouchers examined, ---{,- 17830-08-11 
Ballance intheHandjof faid Jofeph HoUinJhead, ....--- 161-00-ot 

£. 17991-09-00 



A Meflage from his Excellency, by the Deputy Secretary. 

Mr. Speaker J his Excellency is in the Council-Chamber., and requires the Attendance of 
the Houfe. 

"Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe waited upon His 
Excellency ; who was pleaicd to give his Aflcnt to the following Bills, enabling the 
lame, viz. 



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the Mupr-Majltrs^ for the Tear 1761. Cr." 



1761, iVfoy 4. ByCafh i-eceiveH of Sarniul Smitb, Efq; Treafurer, - - - - ^. i 

19. By Ca(h rewivcf' of Do. .-.....--. ic 



40-00-0 

105 00-0 

yjww I. By Cafti receive i ot Do. .-.--.--. 900-00-0 

a. By Ca(h received <ji' Do. ---.-.---- 21-00-0 



£. 1046 00 o 
I ■ I 



Errors excepted, per mi Thomas Rodman. 

ffTe have examined the ah^ve Accouit, and the feveral Vouchers relating thereto., and 
report the fame as abcve fiatad, Sept. 24. 1762. 

JOHN LAWRENCE. 
JOHN HART. 
JOHN OGDEN. 



the Mffer-Mafters^ for the Tear 1762. Cr. 

J761, March I-!,. By Cafli recived oi Sarruel Smith, Efq; Treafurer, ... - ^. 66-00-0 

17. By Cath received of Do, .---..... 54 00 o 

April i. By CaJi received of Do. ........ j ;03-oo-o 

£. i&io CO o 



Errors excepted, per me Thomas Rodman. 



IVe have examined the above Account, and the feveral Vouch: ^ thereto., and 



report the fame as ahove fated. Sept. 24. 1762. 



jorr:; _..wren'ce. 

JOHN HART. 
JOiiN OGDEN. 



Contra Cr. 

By fundry Sums of Money received, as /^r Account exhibited, ;£• 17991-09-° 



We hai'e examined the feveral Vouchers relating to the Lr. Side, of the above Account., 
and find them agree therewith -, but as fame of the Treafurer s Accounts are faid to be 
at Amboy, 'voe recommend the fame to be hereafter further examined \ andij they agree 
'with the Credit Side of faid Account, we find a Balknce of I. 161-0-1, due to the 
Province of New-Jerfey, from fat d Jofeph Hollinlhead. 

JOHN OGDEN, 
September 25,1762. JOHN HART, 

^ ^ ' JOHN LAWRENCE, 



1 . An KQa to provide for the Inlifting, Cloathing and Pay of Sixty-fix effefiive Volunteers, 
(Officers included) to be employed in his Majejlys Service, from and after the firft Day of 
November next ; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. 

2. A Supplementary A& to the Aft, entitled. An A£t to preferve the Navigation of 
the Rivers and Creeks within the Colony of NeK;-Jerfey. 

3. yin AQ: for laying a Duty upon Negroes and Mulatto Slaves, imported into this 
Province. 

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4. A Supplement to the Aft for regulating Roads and Bridges. 

5. An Act to prevent Perfons pr of ecu ted in the Colony of New- York for Trefpaffes 
committed on Sa-ndy-Hook, hing again profecuted in 'New-Jerky, on the fatne Irefpajfes, 

6. An A& to pofipone the Drawing of the Province Lottery, 

7. An Aft for rendering void the Lottery lately made by Peter Gordon, for the Sale 
of certain Lands lying in the County of Middlefex, and to relieve and fecure the Truflees 
and Managers cf ihe faid Lottery , a.gainft any ASlion that is, or may be brought againfi 
them, concerning the famt. 

8. An Aft to impower the Iruflees of the College of New-Jerley, to raife hy a Lottery, i 
a Sum of Money for the Ufe of faid College. 

9. An A&.to enable the Owners of the MeadoKvs and Marfbes on the Eafi Side of Great 
Manuu Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, to drain the faid Mayflies, and to keep their 
Tide hank in proper Repair. 

10. An Aft to enable the Owners of Meadows and Marfhes lying on the Wefierly 
fide of Raccoon Creek, in the County cf Gloucefter, to keep out the Tide from overfow' 

ing tie jcime. 

11. An Aft to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of the Marfh and Swamp, lying on a 
ffnall Creek called Pumpefly or Walker's Creek, in the Townfkip of Chefter, in the 
County of Burlington, to erecl and maintain a Bank, Dam and other H-'ater-lVorks, acrofs 
the faid Creek, in Order to prevent the Tide from overflowing the fame. 

And then h.s Excellency prorogued the Houfe, by the following Speech, 

* Gentlemen of the General Affmbly ; 

' ' I ^HE Rea^dinefs and Expedition with which you have gone through 

* J[ the Bufinefs of this Seflion, does Honour to yourfelves, and gives 

* me the highefl: Satisfadlion : As there is no Neceflity to detain you any 
' longer from your Domeftic Concerns, I do prorogue this General Affembly, 
' to Tucjday the 26th Day of OSlobtr next, and they are prorogued accordingly. 

'";&.5..75.. JO SI AH HARDT. 



^Y Virtue of an Order of the Houfe, I do 
appoint yames Parker^ of JVoodbridge^ to print 
thefe Votes. 

SAMUEL NEVILL, 

Speaker. 



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VOTES 

AND 

PROCE EDINGS 

OF THE 

General Affembly 



OF THE 



Province of NEW-JERSEY. 



At a SESSION of General Assembly, began at Perth- 
Amboy, May 25, 1763, and continued till the third Day of June 
following. I 

Being the Seventh Seffion of the Twentieth AiTembly of New-Jerfey. 







WooDBRiDGE, ?« NE W - JE R S E Yj 

Printed by James Parker, Printer to the King's Moft 

Excellent Majefty, for the Province. 

M.DJCG.LXIII. 



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F(?/^j- <?/ the General Ajjemhly. 



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PERTH-AMBOY, WEDNESDAT, May 25, 1763. 

URSUANT to His Excdlcncy'^everal Prorogations of the General Afi-embly, 

from T,me to lime, to this Day, a luiiicient Number of Members to proceed 

T";/ "£? ' T"' \ ^"^.'^'^'"S '"^0':">ed by Letter from the Honourable ^V«;«./ 

of RoHv h E'q' Speaker of the Houfe, tnat by Realon of many Indilpofuions 

. aHv''"' ''"'^T'^ utterly unable to attend the Service of the Houfe defirino- 

tl. Members to excufe him to His Excellency, and obtam his Leave to chuVe anoche? 

Whereupon Mr.Vr./W and Mr. John La'.,rence, were deflred to wait on his 
Excellency, and acquamc him therewith, and defire Leave to chufe another Speaker 

Mr. mtherill informed the Members, that Mr. John Laurence and himfelf had 
waited on his Excellency v.uh their Meffage , and th/t his Excellency was pleafed to 
fay, the Members might proceed to the Choice of a Speaker 1 o-morrow, to which 
1 ime he would prorogue the General AfTembly, 

JhurfJay, May 26, 1763. 

The Members met J and agreeable to his Excellency's Pleafure fignified Yefterdav 
proceeded to the Choice of a Speaker, and unanimoufly chofe Roler^ Ogdm eIo- 
who was conduced to, and placed in the Chair accordingly. ^' 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. Borden, do wait on his Excell^nrv o,-,^ a r 1 

when he wili bewaited upon by the Houle, to prefenl th^erSpeS fbr'hifl^V^batr 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. Borden and himfelf, delivered the above MefTac^e to 
hisLxcehency whowaspleafedtoiay, he Ihould be in the Council Chamber in Half 
and Hour, and would then lend for the Houfe. 

A Meflage f^om his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary, acquainting the Houfe, that his 
Excellency is m the Council-Chamber, ready to receive the Prefentation of the Speaker^ 

Whereupon Mr. Speakerleft the Chair, andwith the Houfe went to wait upon his 
f^^frTr- ^/'"S;""'""^^' Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, that the 
Houfe had prefented him to his Excellency, who was pleafed to approve of the r Choice^ 
andthathehadrequefted of his Excellency, that the Houfe might at all Times be 
protected ,n their ufual Privileges; which his Excellency was plfafed to grant Ld 
then h.s Excellency made a Speech to the Council and Houfe of Aflemblf, of wWch 
Mr. Speaker fa.d he had to prevent Miftakes, obtained a Copy ; which by Orda^ rf 
the Houle was read, and is as follows ; n > y^ i^'* "/ '^raer 01 

^ Centkmn 



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* Gentlemen cf the Conncil, and Gentlemen cf the General /^Jfimbly, 

* TT THEN it pleafed his Majefty gracioufly to honour me with his 
' VV Commiffion for this Gcverninent, I cor.fidered it as a partimlar 
' Felicitv to be placed in that Station among a People thatlkuevv, and whole 

* general Character is fo truly eflimable. 

' Not having received any Commands from the King or his Minifters, which 
' required your immediate Confideratiun, I poftpon'd the Heafuic ot meeting 
' you in your Legiflativc Capacity, till a Time, that fiomthe beft Intornation 

* I could procure, was Icail likely to interfere with your private Afiairs. 

* Two Events have lately occurred of great Import to the Welfare 
'' of the Britifli Nation, on which you have niy moil fincere and hearty 

* Congratulations.— 

* — The aufpicious Birth of a Prince, bn aDay ever farred toLiberty and the 
' Proteftant Caufe, cannot but difFufe Joy throughout the King's Dominions, 

* as it gives us the plcafing Profped of a Continuation to our F' fteiity, of thcfe 

* ineftimable Bieflings of civil and religious Liberty, which \^c have enio)ed 

* without Interruption, under the prefent Royal Family. — 

' — The Termination of a long and burthenfomeWar, by the late Definitive 

* Treaty, is an Event as happy as it is glorious. A Peace is obtained for us 

* by the Succefs of his Majefiy's Arms, and the Wifdom and Firmnefs of his 

* Councils, that cannot be parallel'd for .folid national Advantages, by any 

* recorded in the Britifh Annals, if in thofe of any other Nation: For indeed 

* how rarely does it happen, that thofe Powers who have been long engaged 

* in War, find themfelves ultimately benefited bv it? Who of all the Princes 

* of Europe, concerned in the late War, in which many of them had almoil: 

* exhaufted their laft Refources, has acquired any Addirion of Territory, or 

* any Compenfation for Loffes fuftained,fave only our moft illuftrious Sovereign? 

* As in every Quarter of the Globe he was vidorious ; fo in every Q^iarter he 

* has retained fome important Advantage, which the Nation was not in 

* Poffeflion of before. But in this Part of the World, how great and glonous 

* are our national Acquifitions! Inftead of confining us to a narrow Sea-Coafi:, 
' which the French vainly attempted evenbefore the War, we fee that powerful 
' Nation not only difpoflefiTed of their Encroachments, but of the veiy Country 
' from whence they encroached: A Country of immenfe Extent, and which, ia 

* our Poffeffion, not only gives eflfedual Security to thefe Colonies, but muil in 

* a fhort Time occafion a vaft Increafe of the Commerce and Power of the 

* Britifh Empire. The fteady Condudl of this Province during the Couife of 

* the War, and its conftant Readinefsin complying chearfuliy according to its 

* Abilities, with every Requifition of the Crown, for promoting the common 

* Service, muft now afford you great Satisfadion in the Refledion, and will 

* ever be reniembred highly to your Honour. 

♦ Gentlemen of the General j^Jfembly, 

' The Ad for the Support of Government being expired, you will of Courfs 
' take that Matter into Confideration. In the doing of which, 1 flatter myftlF, 

* that you will let the Royal Inftiudion my Predeceflbrs have fo often recom- 

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* mended to you on this Head, and which is entered on your Journals, have 

* its proper Weight. And I have nottheleaft Doubt, but that you will likewife 

* do therein what Juftice (hall appear to you to require, and what is becoming 
' the Honour of the Province you reprefent. 

* As you refide in different Parts of the Country,' you have the befl Oppor- 
' tunities of being acquainted with its prefent Circumftances and Occaiions. 
' If any new Laws, or Amendments of old Ones, appear to you to be neceffary, 
' you may be affured of my ready Concurrence in every Thing confiilent with 
' my Duty to the Crown, which I can never depart from, as I am perfuaded 

* you would not wifh to deviate from yours j fince you muftbe convinced, that 
' one of the fureft Means of promoting the Profperity and Happinefs of the 

* People in any Colony, is to obtain and fecure, by a truly dutiful Behaviour, 
' the Favour of their Sovereign, from whom they derive Protection in the 
'Enjoyment of their Liberties, Properties, Religion, and every Thing that 

* is valuable. 

* Gentlemen of the Ceuncil, and Gentlemen of the General Ajfemhly, 

* Let me recommend it to you, now the publick Tranquility is happily 

* re-eftablilhed, to pay an earned Attention to the Arts of Peace. There are 

* probably fome Kinds of valuable Produce, hitherto but flightly if at all 

* attempted, that might with proper Encouragement be raifed in this Province, 

* and tend much to the Advantage of the Inhabitants. Some Improvement 

* mi.^ht no doubt be likewife made in the Navigation of Creeks and Rivers, 

* and in the publick Roads By turning your Thoughts to thefe Matters, it 

* may be reafonably expedted, that many Things will occur, which, if carried 

* into Execution, would prove greatly beneficial nofonly to the Province, but 

* to the Mother Country. 

* The Affemblies of this Province have of late Years fo diflinguifhed them- 

* felves for their general Unanimity, that it feems unneceffary to recommend it 
' to them in their future Proceedings. I fliall only obferve, that its good 

* Effedts have been confpicuous and evident to all, and therefore I hope it will 
' always continue. 

* As to myfelf, I am fully fenfible, it is not what is promifed, but what is 
' done, in any Adminiflration, that muft finally fetde its Charadter. I (hall not 

* therefore begin mine among you by making great Profeffions : But I hope in 

* theCourfe of it, to demonftrate, by Adtions, that I think the moft effedlual 

* Means of approving myfelf a faithful Servant to my Royal Mafter, is to 
' promote the true Interefts of the Province, over which he has done me the 

* Honour to place me, and to increafe by every Means in my Power, the general 

* Welfare and Happinefs of its People. 

Ordered, 
That his Excellency's Speech, have a fccond Reading. 

Mr. Miller acquainted the Houfe, that fVilliam Hancock, Efq; one of the Members 
of this Houfe, for the Counties of Salm and Cumberland, lately deceafed. 

Ordertd^ 



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Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker do iffue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out ± 
Writ, tor the Election of a Reprefentative for the faid Counties of SaUm and Cuhiber- 
land, in the Room of IViiUam Hancock, £fq-, deccaled. 



\ Mr. Sievens likewife informed the Houfe, that Andrew Smyth, Efq-, one of the 
Members of this Houfe, for the City of Pinh-Am'ooy, is utceafed. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker do iffue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a 
Writ, for Eleding a Reprefentacive tor the City of 'P^;V>&-^/«^£)', in the Ivoom of 
the laid Andrew Smyth, Elqj decealed. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Miller be continued to bring in the Bill ordered lafl SefTion, for fettling the 
Matters refpeftmg the laying out a Road, and eftablilhing a f'erry acrois Cohunjie 
Creek, at next Selfion. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Eight o'CIock. 

Friday, May 2-j, 1763. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of ;he 
County of Burlington, complaining of the Cburudlon of the Navigation of Ancocas 
Creek, in faid County ; occafioned by Fiood-Gates and VVater-V'Noiks credtcd on iaid 
Creek, not being kept in Repair, and under proper Rcguiations lor palfing through 
the lame; praying Rclici in the Freniifles ; which was read, and ordcied a lecond 
Reading. 

A Petition was prelented to the Houfe, from llindry of the Inhabitants of the 
County of Eurlington, compL-iiiing of the Lofics frequently happening by Dogs kiilinj^ 
Sheep •, praying a Eaw for preventing the fame, as much as may be rorthe luture, and 
providing for the Indemnihcation of fuch Sufferers ; which was read, and ordered a 
lecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of 
North Hampton, in the County of Burlington, letting forth, that a Ktinon was prefented 
totheHoule about the 20th of .Sf/)/^»»t'<?r lafl, by Peter Bard and others. Owners of 
the Water- Works ereded on the 2^ crth-Branch of yincccas Creek, and a Canal cut ouc 
of the fame, praying an A6b of AlfemDJy to prohibit tiie Cbftrudion or Diverfion of 
the faid Streams ; which Pedtion the prefent Ictitioners conceive lo be without: 
Foundation, as the Building mere Milis en a rartof laid Stream, may in '1 ime be of 
publick Utility -, the Prevention whereot, would be invading liie Property, and become 
injurious to ihe faid Inhabitants ; praying for the Realor.s therein •contained, thai the 
former Petition may be rejedted ; which was read, and oidereda lecond Reading. 

Mr. Samuel Smith, one of the Committee appointed to correfpond with the / gent 
of this Colony, at the Court of Great Britain, laid before the Fiouicr, levtral Letters 
he had received ttom the faid Agen^j which were read. 

,-. . .->, '.»>■. . ... 

Mr. Smith laid before the Houfe, a Letter he had received from Jofeph Tard, Efcj; 
defiring to be excufed from attending the Houie this Seflion, to fctue his accounts 
with the Colony, by Rea'on ot his prdent Indilpofition of Body -, and defiring to 
kno>'.', whether any additional Draughts for ti»e barracks could oe aliowcd, fu.cc the 
Coadufionot the Peace. 

Refolved) 



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Refolved., 
Tliat it is the Opinion of this Houfe, that no further Draughts for that Purpofe^ 
can by Law be allowed ; and that no futher Provifion be made for that Purpofe, till 
the prefent Barrack Mafters fettle all their former Accounts. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Mayor, Recorder and Commonalty 
of the City of New-Brunf'cuick, and fundry others, the Freeholders and Inhabitants 
thereof; fetting forth, that the Court Houfe and Gaol in the City of New-Brimfwick 
is gone fo much to decay, as to render it unfit for holding Prifoners, which occafioned 
the Sheriff that was appointed, to refuft being qualified as the Law required ; in 
Confequence whereof, the Courts of Juftice and legal Proceedings, have been obftrufted 
and delayed; praying a Law to enable the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Com- 
monalty, from Time to Time, as Occafion fhall require, to build and repair the 
faid Court Houfe and Gaol, and to raife Money on the faid Inhabitants for that Pur- 
pole ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Thomas Pryer, Junr. Jofeph Pryer^ 
and Samuel Pryer, Grandfons of Ebene-zer Large, late of Burlington, deceafed ; 
praying a Law for confirming and rendririg firm and effeftual, certain Parts of the 
laft Will and Teftament of &id Ebenezer Large, deceafed ; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Memorial was prefented to the Houfe, from the Honourable Samuel Nevill, Efq; 
Second Juftice of the Supreme Court of this Colony ; fetting forth, that for feveral 
Years paft the Honourable i?o,5'^r/ Hunter Morris, Efq; Chief Juftice of this Province 
was abient, at which Time the Bufinefs was done by the Memorialift ; for which 
Services, in .the Year 1760, an Addition of Twenty Fhe Pounds, per Annum, was 
made to his Salary ; which additional Sum to his Salary, he hopes, for the Reafoqs 
therein given, may be continued ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Stevens, from the Committee appointed to join a Committee of the Council, 
to inljied: and fettle the Eaftern Treafurer's Accounts during the Vacation, reported, 
that faid Committees had gone through the fame, and ordered him to make the 
following Report. To which the Houle agreed. 



£1^ 5 General Account of the Province cf Eaft-New-Jerfey, with the Executors ^ . 
I cf Andrew Johnfton, late Treafurer. ' S '^' 

To Balance of the Accounts of raggtJ arta torn By Ballance of the Accounts above 

Money. No. 3. ----- Z- 9«7-"-04 .^ No- s A 11081-04.-07 

To Balance of the Acceunts of Support By Ballance of Accounts of War 

of Government. No. i. - - - 1411-16-11 Fund. No. 2. . i*ic6-oq-04^ 

To figning 8501/. 14..?. of the laft 30000/. By Ballance of Accounts of Monies ^i i* *5 

per Aft, at 20/. for a 1000/. - - - 8-06-00 granted by Parliament. No. 4. . oi-e-iy-io 

To a Deficiency of the Middlefex 

County CoUeftor, of the Tax 36674-11-0 gi 

payable A'^S'u. 1761. - £.'344-14-6? T , ■■ i n >-»— m^— ^ 

To ditto of the Ma»ff7W/i6 ^ 59J-04-04 oMMi^aMa^^^^H^^M 

County Colleftor. - 250-09-9;^ J 
To I per Cent Comraiflion on £. 6866- 

13-6 cancelled as per Certificate We the Comimttee afpointed to infpea the Accounts of tkt 

No. I. not yet burned 68-13-03 * Hon. Andrew Johnfton, Efy, deceafed, late Treafurer 

of the Eaffrn Dififion, ha've gone through the fame, 

3071-11-10 • and carifully examined all the Vouchers thereto, and 

Ballance - 33602-19-11I; /»/« Ba//a?i« 0/ Thirty-three Thoufand Six Hun- 

— — .— dred ast^Two Pounds Ninteen Shillings aa^ Eleven 

36674-11-9I pence Three farthings, remaining in the Hands of 

•■■^—•■■iB ■■■— wwa^Mi the Executors c/" yaz'i Andrev? Johnftan, as tvitnefs 

*mmimmmimm'mmm»mmmmmm tur Hands this i^th Diiy of OStoher, 1762. 

SAMUEL WOODRUFF. 
JOHN STEVENS. 
HENDRICK FISHER. 
JOHN OGDEN. 
RICHARD LAWRENCE. 
JOHN WETHERILL. 

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Stephen Crane., Efqj informed the Houfe by Letter, that at prefent he is detained 
out of the Province on Bufinefs of Importance, and cannot poflibly attend this 
Scffion, to fettle his Accounts. 

Ordo-ed, 
That M\: Weiherill, Mr. Ftjloer, Mr. Reading, Mr. Dey, Mr. John Lawrence, Mr. 
JohnOgden, Mr. Hari, and Mr. Bordin, or any Three of them, be a Committee to 
fettle the publick Accounts, tliat may come before the Houfe this Sefllon : And that 
Mr. Hart, Mr. John Lawrence, Mr. Borden and Mr. Reading, or any Three of them, 
do inlpedt and fetde the Accounts of Jcfepb Yard, Efq-, during the Vacation : And 
that Mr. tVetherill, Mr. Fijher, Mr. John Ogdeii, and Mr. Dey, or any Three of them, 
do infpedl and fettle the Accounts of Stephen Crane, Efq; during the faid Vacation ; 
and make Reports on faid Accounts to the Houfe, at next Sitting of^^fTembly. 

A Petition was preicnted to the Houfe, from fundryof the Inhabitants of the Counties 
of Salem and Cumberland ; fetting forth the bad Confequence often attending the giving 
■Strong Liquors at publick Vendues ; praying a Law for reftraining fuch Abufes for 
the future ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Wetherill and Mr. Reading, be a Committee to prepare and bring in a 
Bill for the Prefervauon of Sheep. 

His Excellency's Speech was read the fecond Time, and committed to a Committee 
of the whole Houfe. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Refolved, 
That John Jngell be Door-keeper of this Houle. 

The Petition for a Law, for confirming and rendering firm and effectual, certain 
Parts of the laft Will and Teftament of Ebenezer Large, late of the City of Burlington, 
deceafed, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That faid Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, agreeable to the Prayer of their 
Petition. 

Whereupon Mr. Smith, in Behalf of faid Petitioners, brought in a Bill, entitled, A» 
Aft for conjirming and rendering Jirm and effeclual certain Parts of the lajl Will and 
Tefiament of Ebenezer Large, i^c. which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

A Petidon was prefented to the Houfe, from George JVillocks Leflie, fetting forth, 
that the Petitioner, with his feveral Brethren, viz. John, Edmund, James, and William, 
are feized as Tenants in Common, of a large Trad of Land in the County of 
Hunterdon, devifed to them by their Fatlter George Leflie, late of Perth- Amboy, deceafed, 
in and by his laft Will and Teftament ; which Lands, by Virtue of a Writ of Partition 
ifTued out of the Supreme Court, at the Sifit of the faid John Leflie, was divided among 
all the Children aforefaid ; in which Partition a maniteft Miltake appears, whereby 
the youngeft Brother of the Petitioner, now under Age, is a confiderable Lofer ; and 
that certain Lands fince appears to have been left but of faid Divifion ; and that certain 
Perfons having purchafed Lands from the Petidoner, and his Brother the faid John 
Leflie, which might be oufted therefrom, in cafe a new Divifion of faid Lands ftiould 
be made, unlefs they are fecured by an Ad: of the Legiflature ; praying a Law to 
vacate the aforefaid Partition, with a Claufe to fecure the feveral Purchafers ; which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr, 



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Mr. Strjau laid before the Houfe, a Receipt he had received from Stephen Skinner^ 
Efq; Treafurer of the Eaftern Divifion of this Colony, wherein he acknowledges to 
have received from the Executors of the late Trealurer Johnfton, deceafed, the Eallance 
of Ihirty-three Ihoufaud, Six Hundred ^nd Tzvo Pounds, Nineteen Shillings a.nd Ekven 
pence Jhree-farthings, due to the Colony, as reported this Morning. 

Mr. Reading, by Leave given, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Adt to provide a Fund 
to pay for Sheep killed by Dcgs in the Province of New- Jerfcy j which was read, and 
ordered a lecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Ifaac Mills, one of the late Enfigns 
©fthe y^r/fj Regiment ; fetting forth, that in the Year 1762, he received a Warrant 
from the Governor, for recruiting Men for laid Regiment ; in , Confequence 
whereof, he inlifted a Number of Men not wanted for the faid Service, by which the 
Petitioner became a confiderable Lofer by the Money and Subfiftence advanced to 
fuch Men ; praying Relief in the Premifles ; which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Heading. 

The P etition of George Willccks Leflie, relating to the Partition of Lands, was read 
the fecond Time ; and the Petitioner with his Council and Evidence attending at the 
Door, were admitted into the Houle, and the Allegations, Proofs and Evidences in 
Support of faid Petition, being fully heard, they then withdrew. 
Ordered, 

That the Confideratioh of the fubjefl Matter of faid Petition, be deferred till To- 
morrow Mornins;. . ■ 



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A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Col. Samuel Hunt, in Behalf of him- 
felf, theCommiffioned and Non-commiffioned, and Privates, of the Ne-iu-Jerfey 
Regiment ; fetting forth, that the Pay of the Neiv-Jerfey Regiment under his Com- 
mand, expired by Law the firft Day of November lafl ; notwithftanding which, the 
fsid Regiment were detained on Duty fb long after, as not to be able to return into this 
Colony till December hd; pra.yingan Allowance for fuch Time as they were detained 
on Duty after the Expiration of their Pay ; which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from John Reeker, fetting forth, that in the 
Year 1761, he inlifted himfelf a Soldier under Col. Hunt; that being taken fick ac 
Fort Schuyler, he was fent to the Hofpital, and being difcharged from thence before 
recovered, met with a Relapfe ; he was then taken Care of by a charitable "Woman, 
for which the could raife no Money to make Reftitution, otherwife than by indenting 
himfelf a Servant to faid Col. Hunt, for Three Years ; altho' all the Money he wanted 
for the above Purpole, was no more than five Peunds more than due to him from faid 
Hunt, for Wages-, that the next Year he went on another Compaign, with laid Col. 
Hunt, upon his Promife to difcharge him from his Indenture at the End of the Cam^ 
paign ; that faid Hunt, notwithftanding fold the Petitioner to a Sutler at Ofwego. and 
continued to receive his Wages, as he before had his Bounty ; that the Suder lold the 
Pedtioner, to Lieutenant Shute, to whom (in order to induce him to make the Pur- 
chafe, that the Petitioner might once more return to the Jerfeys) he gave a nev/ Inden- 
ture for Four Years ; fince which he hath been fold for upv/ards of Thirty Pounds^ 
and ftill remains under Servitude, having a Wife and Family in needy Circumftances, 
and complaining of other Grievances j praying Relief in the PremifTes ; which was 
read, and ordered a fecond Reading. — 

Sundry Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from Numbers of Prifbncrs for Debt, 
confined in feveral Parts of the Province ; praying for an Infolvent hSi in their 
Favour i which were read, and ordered fecond Readings. 

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A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Captain William Falkner, fetting forth, 
that laft Year he inHfted Seventy-two Men, and advanced to each a Dollar; out of 
which but Fifty Men were wanted, by which- he loft the Money advanced to fuch Men 
not wanted ; praying a Reimburfment for the fame ; which was read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Jacoh Bottnel, one of the Officers in 
the late y^r/fy Regiment, fetting forth, that laft Year he inliftcd a large Number of 
Men for faid Regiment, which happened not to be wanted for the Service, by which 
he loft Eighty-three Pounds Fifteen Shillings ; praying a Reimburfment for the fame j 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Eight o'CIock. 

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Saturday, May 28, 1763. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Speaker laid before the Houfe, a Letter he received from the Honourable 
Edward Antill, Efq; fetting forth many of the bad Confequences attending fuch a 
Multiplicity of Taverns being licenced within this Colony-, recommending to the 
Houfe Jbme proper Regulations therein ; which Letter was read in the Houle. 

A written Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary, in the Words following; 

Gentlemen of the General AJJemblyj 

' T Laft Night received from his Excellency Governor Monckfon, an attefted 
' A Copy of an A&. lately pafled in his Government, for afcertaining and 

* finally fettling the Boundary or Partition-Line between this Province and 

* Neiv-Tork ; v^^hich Adl I herewith communicate^ The Adjuftment of the 

* unhappy Controverfy, which has on this Head fo long fubfifted between the 

* two Provinces, is of fuch great Importance to the Welfare of the Inhabi- 

* tants, that I muft earneftly recommend it to your immediate Confideration, 
'As it is a Matter the Crown has heretofore ftrongly recommended, and has 

* ftill much at Heart j and as you have always been inclined to have it amicably 
' terminated, and the Province of Neiv-Tork have fliewn the fame good 
' Difpofition, I can have no Reafon to doubt that you will readily pafs an Adt 
' for this defirable Purpofe." 

perth-ameoy, ' W, FRANKLIN. 

May 28, 1703. 

^ Ordered, 

That the above Meflage have a fecond Reading. 

The Petition of the Mayor, Recorder and Commonalty, of the City of New- 
Brunfwick, for raifing Money for Building a Court Houfe and Gaol in faid City; 
was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe at the next Sitting 
of Aflembly, provided no reafbnable Objedions then appear, for raifing the fame by a 
Tax on the Inhabitants. 

The Houfe, agreeable to the Order of Yefterday, took into Confideration the fubjeft 
Matter of the Petition of George IVillocks Lejlie, for redtifying a former Miftake 
made in the Divifion of certain Lands, and fecuring the Purchafes made of Part 
thereof. Ordered, 



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Orderedy 
That further Confideration of the Matters ipecified in the faid Petition, be deferred 
for the prefent. 

The Bill, entitled, An Aft to provide a Fund to pay for Sheep killed by Bogs in 
the Prevince cf New-Jerfey, i^c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr, 
John Lawrence and Mr. Richard LoKrence. 

Two Petitions, both of one Tenor, from a large Number of the Inhabitants of 
Somerfet and Middkfex, were prefented to the Houle ; praying for the Realbns therein 
given, that Jacob Byce and John Haas, or their Afligns, may have Leave to ereft a 
Mill or Mills, ac or nt^T ^een^s Bridge, on Rariton River ; which were read, and 
ordered fecond Readings. 

A Petionwas prefented to the Houle, from Jofeph French, John and Peter Fan Foorheesy 
and a large Number of the Inhabitants living adjacent to the Landing, on Rariton 
River; praying a Law for eftablilhing certain Mills and Works erefted by' the faid 
French and Fan Foorhees's, on faid River, at or near the faid Landing; and to ftay all 
Aclions and Profecutions that may be had againft the Petitioners for eredling faid 
Works ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Bill, entitled, An A£t for confirming and rendering effe£lual certain Parts of the 
lajl V/ill and Teftament cf Ebenezer Large •, was read the fecond Time, and agreed to 
by the Houfe, and ordered to be engroffed. 

The Petition from Burlington County, complaining of the Obftruftion of Ancocas 
Creek, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Confideration of faid Petition be referred to next Sitting of Aflembly 
for doing the publick Bufinefs ; when all Parties concerned may have an Opportunity 
of being heard. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning, Ten o'Clock. 

MONDAT, May 30, 1763. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Inhabitants 
of Newark and Morris County, praying for the Reafons therein given, that a Road 
may be laid out from the Town of Newark, acrofs Paffaick and Hackinfack Rivers, 
and through the Town of Bergen, and Ferries erefted acrofs faid Rivers and the 
Mouth of the North-River to New-York ; and that proper Commiffioners may be 
appointed for that Purpofe, who may have Power to raife a Sum of Money by Lottery, 
for defraying the Expence thereof ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

John Anderfon, Efq-, being returned a Reprefentative ta ferve in General Aflembly 
for the County of Monmouth, in the Room and Stead of James Holmes, Efq; late 
deceafed attending, was admitted into the Houfe, and duly qualified before the 
Honourable Charles Read, Efq; and Courtland Skinner, Elq; 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Anderfon do take his Seat in the Houfe. 

A Petition was " pjefented to the Houfe, from Ezekiel Fcrman, of the County of 
Middlefex, fetting forth, that fome Time after the drawing of Peter Gordon's firft 
Lottery, the Petitioner purchafed a Ticket in faid Lottery at a publick Vendue, lor 
the Sale of the Effedts of an Infolvent Debtor; for which Ticket, as it had then drew 

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a valuable Prize in Land, the Petitioner gave jf. 200; that fbme Time after the 
Purchafe of faid Ticket, the Legiflaiure of this Province pafled a Law vacating faid 
Lottery ; by which means the Petitioner expefted he was acquitted from paying the 
Money for the Purchafe of faid Ticket ; notwithftanding which he is called upon for 
faid Money, and threatened with a Profecution for the fame ; pra; ing Reliet in the 
Premifles j which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Indians of Brotberton, in EveJImm., 
in the County of Burlington^ defiring that the Prayer of their Petition prefented to 
the Houfe lafl Scflion at BurlingtoTiy may be granted i which was read, and ordered 
a fecond Reading. 

Two Petitions were prefented to theHoufe, from Prifoners for Debt, in 'Perth-Amloy 
and Somerfet Gaols, fetting forth their diltrefled Circumftances j praying for an In- 
folvent Aft j which were read, and ordered fecond Readings. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Daniel Tool, fetting forth, that he was 
wounded in his Fore-head at Tieonderoga, by which he loft his Sight ; praying that 
fome Provifion may be made for his Support j which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Two Petitions, both of one Tenor, from a large Number of the Inhabitants of 
the County of Salem, were prefented to the Houfe ; praying for the Reafons therein 
contained^ that a Road may be laid out acrofs Newton Creek, near the Mouth thereof, 
to Cooper's Ferry, and a Bridge built over faid Neivton Creek ; which Peutions were 
read, and ordered fecond Readings. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Davys Coleman, now confined in the 
Gaol of Perth- Amboy for Debt, letting forth his Mistortunes ; praying to be difcharged 
from his Confinement j which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Aaron Miller, of Elizabeth-Town^ 
fetting forth, that through much Study, Labour, and Expence, he hath formed 
Inftruments for Surveying of Land, and ProtraifHng the fame, whereby any Line 
may be run with Exadtnefs to a Minute, or any Part of a Degree ; which Inftruments, 
as they are the firft hitherto difcovered, that will anfwer the above Purpofes, and likei/ 
to become of publick Utility, he defires fuch a Bounty, as from the Ufefulnefs his 
Difcovery may deferve ; and as an Encouragement to all ufefiil Inventions, what the 
Houfe may think meet and convenient to beftow j which was read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

Mr. John Lawrence., from the Committee to ^hora was committed the Bill, entitled. 
An Ad to provide a Fund to pay for Sheep killed by Dogs, (iff. reported the faid Bill, 
with fundry Amendments, being now entitled. An A6k. to raife a Fund for defraying 
Damages done by Dogs in the Province of New-Jerfey -, which Bill being read, and 
other Amendments made thereto, was agreed to by the Houle, and ordered to' be 
engrofled. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Richard Corl>i», letting forth, that he 
entered a Soldier in the New-Jerfey Regiment in November 1 761 , under Capt. lenbroeke, 
and cxpcdled according to the Propofals made at his Inlirtmtnt, to have received his 
Cloaths to defend him from the Inclemency of the Winter, which he did not obtain till 
May following, which obliged the Petitioner to apply to the Captain forNeceflaries, 

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which he accordingly fupplled, and flopped cut of his Wages; and that the other Stop- 
pages out of his Wages appointed by Law, was not paid him at his Difcharge ; praying 
thd Houle to grant him Relief in the Premifesj which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Cornelius Verherg and four other 
Foreigners, praying a Law for their Naturahzation; which was read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on his Excellency's 
Speech : After fome time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. 
FiJheTy Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had gone through 
his Excellencj 's Speech, and come to the following Rcfolutions ; which by Leave he 
reported as follows 

Refolved, 
That a humble Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency, in Anfwer to his favourable 
Speech. To which the Houfe agreed. 

Refolved^ 
That his Majefty's Government of New-Jerfey, be honourably fupported for one 
Year, to commence the 2 ill of May 1 yS^. To which the Houfe agreed. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Smith, Mr. Stevens, Mr. WetheriU, Mr. Hart, and Mr. Borden, be a 
Committee to prepare the Draught of an Addrels to his Excellency. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fijher, Mr. J. Lawrence; Mr. J. Ogden and Mr. Readings be a Com- 
mittee to bring in a Bill for Support of Government. 

Mr. Fijher, from the Committee, appointed for that Purpole, brought in a Bill for 
the Support of Government; which was read, and committed to a Committee of the 
whole Houfe. 

The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on 
the Bill for Support of Government: After fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker 
refumed the Chair, and Mr. Fi/^er, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the 
Committee had gone through the faid Bill, and come to feveral Refolutions, which by 
Leave he reported as follows. 

Refolved, ^ 

That in and by faid Bill, when palled into a Law, there be paid to his Excellency 
fVilliam Franklin, Efq; at the Rate of "Twelve Hundred Pounds, per Annum ; and on 
the Queftion, Whether the Houfe agrees to faid Sum or not ? it pafTed in the 
Aflirmative, as follows : 

For ;f . 1200. For/. 1200. For/'. 1000. For j^. 1100. 

Mr. Ste'vens, Mr. Smith, . Mr. tf'etierill, Mr. Fijher. 

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. J. Laturence, Mr. R. Laiurence, 

Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Borden, Mr. Hoghland, 

Mr. Van Giefon, Mr. Hart, Mr. Doughty, 

Mr. Dey. Mr. Reading. Mr. Clement, 

Mr. Cooper, 

Mr. Miller. 

To the Honourable Robert Hunter Morris, Efq; Chief Juflice of this Colony, at 
the Rate of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds, per Annum : And on the Queflion, Whether 
the Houfe agrees to faid Sum ornot? it palTed in the Affirmative, as follows: 

YEAS. 



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YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. Stevens, Mr. Smith, ^ Mr. Wetherill, 

Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. J. La-wrenci, Mr. R. Laivrence, ■ 

Mr. Fiftier, Mr. Borden, Mr. Anderfon, 

Mr. Van Giefon, Mr. M//«-, Mr. Hoghland, 

Mr. ZJ^. Mr. //ar/, Mr. Doughty, 

Mr. Reading. Mr. Clement, 

Mr. Cooper, 

^ who voted for jf. loo. , 

To the Honourable 5^»»«^/iVi?w7/, Efq-, Second Juftice of the Supreme Court, at 
the Rate of Fifty Pounds, per Annum ; and on the Queftion, Whether the Houfe agrees 
to faid Sum or not ? it paffed in the Affirmative as follows 



YEAS. 


YEAS. 


NAYS. 


NAYS. 


Mr. Stevens, 


Mr. Smith, 


Mr. Wetherill, 


Mr. Doughty. 


Mr. Anderfon, 
Mr. J. Ogden, 
Mr. Van Giefon, 
Mr. Dej. 


Mr. J. Laivrence, 
Mr. Borden, 
Mr. Hart. 


Mr. R, Laivrence, 
Mr. Fijher, 
Mr. Hoghland, 
Mr. Clement, 


Mr. Reading, 

who voted forjf . 40, 






Mr. Cooper, 

Mr. Miller, who voted/or ;^. 25. 



To the Honourable Charles Read, Efq-, Third Juftice of the Supreme Court, at 
the Rate of iv/Zy Pounds, per Annum; and on the Queftion, Whether the Houfe 
agrees to faid Sum or not .'' it was carried in the Affirmative as follows : 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Stevens, Mr. Smith, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Doughty, 

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. J. Laivrence, Mr. R. Laivrence, Mr. Reading, 

Mr. y. Ogden, Mr. Borden, Mr. Fijher, who voted for j^. 40. 

Mr. Van Giffon, Mr. Hart. Mr. Hoghland, 

Mr. Dey. Mr. Clement, 

I Mr. Cooper, 

Mr. Miller, who voted forjf . 25. 

To Court land Skinner, Efq; Attorney General for this Colony, Thirty Pounds, per 
Annum. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To Samuel Smith, and Stephen Skimter, Efquires, Treafurers of this Colony, each 
Forty Pounds, per Annum. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To Charles Read, Efq; Clerk of the Council, Thirty Pounds, per Annum. To which 
the Houfe agreed. 

To Jofeph Sherwood, Efq; Agent of this Colony at the Court of Great Britain, or 
to the Agent for the Time being, appointed by the Houfe of Reprefentatives, the Sum 
of Eighty Pounds, per Annum. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To John Smyth, Efq; Clerk of the Circuits of this Colony, Twenty Pounds, per 
Annum. To which the Houfe agreed. ■ • 

To the Door-keeper of the Council, Ten Pounds, per Annum. To which the Houfe 
agreed. 

To his Excellency William Franklin, Efq; the Sum of Two Hundred and Eighty- 
fix Pounds Sixteen Shillings, in full for his Salary from the 25th Day of February htt, 
the Time he took upon him the Adminiftration of Government, until the 2 ift Day of 
this Inftant May. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To his Excellency William Franklin, Efq; Sixty Pounds, per Annum, for Houfe 
Rent, provided he makes Pei'th-Amhy or Burlington the Place of his Refidencc. To 
which the Houfe agreed. 

To any one of the Juftices of the Supreme Court, for attending Circuit Courts, and 
Courts of Oyer and Terminer, in the Manner prefcribed by laid Ad, the Sum of Ten 
Pounds for each Time. To which the Houfe agreed. To 



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To each of the Council, for the Time they may attend at any Sitting of the General 
Aflembly within the Time, Six Shillings, per Diem. To which the Houie agreed. 

To Abraha-m Clark., jun. one of the Clerks of the Houfe of Reprefentatives, or 
any other Clerk, for his Attendance, the Sum of Ten Shillings, per Diem : Alfo Four 
pence, per Sheet, reckoning Ninety Words to the Sheet, for entering ths Minutes fair 
in the Book, and copying the Laws and Minutes for the Printer : And to faid Abraham 
Clark, the Sum of Ten Pounds, for Pen, Ink and Paper, and hiring Clerks to forward 
the Bufinefs of this Seffion. And to Richard Smith, for the faid Services in four former 
Seffions, Fourteen Pounds; and to pay for a new Journal and other Expences, One 
Pound Nineteen Shillings and Five-pence. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To the Secretary, for Charges attending Exprefles to this Time^ the Sum of Fif'.y- 
three Pounds Twelve Shillings and Eight-pence ; and for his Salary as Judge, trom 
the 24th of November laft, till the Commencement of the prefent Support Bill, the Sum 
of Twelve Pounds Ten Shillings. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To each of the Treafurers of this Colony, Six-pence per Pound, for exchanging 
ragged and torn Bills of Credit ; alio Fifteen Pomds each, for their extraordinary 
Services. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To James Parker, or any other Printer, for printing the Laws and Minutes, fuch 
Sums as John Stevens, Hetidrick Fijher, John Wetherill, John Hoghland and John Ogden, 
Eiquires, or any two of them, Ihall agree to be paid for the fame. To which the 
Houfe as;reed. 

To the Serjeant at Arms for the Time being, who Ihall attend the Council, the Suni 
of Three Shillings per Diem. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To the Serjeant at Arms, who fhall attend the Houfe of Reprefentatives, the Sum of 
Three Shillings per Diem. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To the Door-keeper of the Houfe of Reprefentatives, for the Time being, who 
fliall attend in Manner aforefaid, the Sum of Three Shillings and Six-pence per Diem. 
To which the Houfe agreed. 

To John Stevens, Efq; to pay for a Room for the Aflembly, Twenty Shillings pec 
Week i and alio I'iftccn Rhillings per Week, to pay for a Room, Fire-wood and 
Candles for the Council, during any bitting within faid Term. To which the Houfe 
agreed. 

Ordered, 

That faid Bill, as reported and agreed to, be engroflid. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Gabriel Hymer and John Hyler, prayino 
a Law for their Naturalization j which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight o'Clock. 

Tuefday, May 31, 1763. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Owners and 
Claimers of the Commons of Bergen, praying a Law for appointing Commiflioners 
for making a Partition of faid Commons, and alcertaining the Share and Proportion 
of each Proprietor and Ciaimer in faid Commons j which was read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

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The engroITed Bill, entitled. An Axk. to raife a Fund for defraying Damages done ly 
■l)ogs in the Province of New-Jerfey, was read and compared, and on the Queftion. 
Refolved, . 
That the fame do pals. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Borden and Mr. Dej, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, and defire 
their Concurrence thereto. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An Aft for the Support of Government of his Majefly's 
Colo}iy of \>ltyf-]trkyy to commence tkeiifiDayof May 1763, and to end the 21ft Day 
of May 1764, &c. was read and compared ; and on the Queftion j 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. John Ogden, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for 
Concurrence. 

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The two Petitions from Foreigners for Naturalization, were read the lecond Time, 
and the Petitioners producing a Certificate, whereby it appeared they had taken the 
ufual Oaths, and made and lubfcribed the Declaration appointed by Law ; 
Ordered, 

That faid Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for their Naturalization, 

: Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Dey and himfelf delivered the Bill with them 
tntrufted, to Mr. Kemble, one of the Council. 

A Petidon was prefented to the Houfe, from Lieut. Colonel A'I'-Daniel, letting 
forth, that by Orders from General Amherfi, he embarked and failed with the Ne-w^ 
Jerfey Detachment againft the Havannah, which faid Detachment having no Surgeon 
lent .with them, the Petitioner was under Neceffity of employing one, praying a Reim- 
burlement of the Monies by him advanced for that Service ; and alfo an Allowance to 
the Officers and Men of faid Detachment for the Time they were detained on the 
Service after their Pay by Law expired ; and alfo an Allowance of their extraordinary^ 
hard Services; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The feveral Petitions from the Officers and Soldiers belonging to the Jerfey Regi- 
ftients, prefented to the Houfe this prefent SefTion, praying for the Continuation of 
their Pay till difcharged, and an Allowance for Expenccs, Loffcs and Misfortunes, 
were all read a fecond Time, and referred to the Confideration of the Houfe, when 
they (hall have a Bill for fuch Purpofes under Confideration. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Reading and Mr. Dey, be a Committee, to bring in a Bill for continuing 
the Pay of the late Jerfey Regiment, until their Difcharge and for defraying other 
incidental Charges. 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. J. Ogden and himfelf delivered the Bill with them 
cntrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Reading, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, 
entitled. An A&. to provide for the Pay of the New-Jcrley Regiment, for the Month of 
November, 1762, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petidon from the Indians at Brotherton, was read the fecond Time.' 

Refolved, 
That an Allowance of f. 106, be provided for faid Indians, in the contingent Bill; 
towards difcharging their Debts contradled for building a Mill, &c. ' The 



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The Petition of Aaron Miller, for a Bounty for Inventing a new conftrufted Cotiii 

pafs for running Land to greater Exadnefs than formerly ; was read the lecond Time. 

Refolved, 

That the Sum of Thirty Pounds be allowed to faid Miller, for his extraordinary 

Invention informing the aboveiaid Compafs; and that the fame be inferted in the 

contingent Bill. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill entitled. An Adt to provide for the Pay of the New-Jerfey Regiment, for 
ihe Month of Novemhtr, 1762, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read 
the fecond Time ; and feveral Amendments being thereunto made, was agreed to by 
the Houfe, and ordered to be engroflcd. 

yix.Fifl:ier, by Leave of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, entitled, An KQufornaturalizing 
Jacob Albright, and others ; which was read, and ordered a lecond Reacing. 

The Petition of the Owners and Claimers of the Commons oi Bergen, for a Partition 
of the fame, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe at the next 
Sitting of Aflembly, provided publick Notice of the Application, and this Order, be 
publiihed in fomc one of the AViy-Jo;/^ Gazettes at leali fix Weeks before faid Sitting 
of Aflembly, and no reafonable Objcrctions then appear againll the fame. 
Refohed, 

That if the Fads now alledged to this Houfe, fliall appear on a Hearing of all the 
Parties concerned, to be true, and any Wafte fliould be made, or Damages done to 
the faid Commons, by Perfons havmg no lawful Right, before the Determination of 
the Matter; that the Law then to be pafl"ed fhall provide for all the faid Wafte or 
Damages, to be made good by the Parties committing the fame. 

His Excellency's Meflage, relating to the Settlement of the Line between this 
Province and New-Tork -, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. John Lawrence and Mr. John Ogden, be a Committee to bring in a Bill 
for the PurpoJes mentioned in his Excellency's faid MeflTage. 

Mr. John Lawrence accordingly brought in a Bill, entitled. An A£t for fuhmitting 
the Property of Lands ^ rT^hicb are held or claimed by any of Ins Majeftfs HubjeBs as 
lying within this Colony, and are affected by the Controverfy about the Boundary or Par- 
tition Line between this Colony and the Colony of \^z\s~Yoik, &c. which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Reading, according to a former Order, brought in a Bill, entitled. An A£t to 
afcertain the Track or Width of JVaggons or Land Carriages, in the Province of New- 
Jerfey i which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Eight o'Gock. 

Wednefday, 'June i, 1763. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of T)ept' 
ford, in the County of Gloucefler ; praying, for the Reafons therein given, that a Road 
may be laid out from Little 1 imber Creek Bridge to Cooper'% Ferry, acrofs Newton 
Creek, with a Bridge or Dam eredted acrofs the fame ; which was read, and ordered 



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a fecond Reading. 



The 



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Tlie engrofled Bill, entitled, JnA£t to provide for the Pay of the New-Jerfey Regi' 
ment, &c. was read and compared ; and on the Queftion, 
Refohed, 
' That the fame do pafs. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Borden and Mr. Dey do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for Concurrence' 

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Dey and himfelf delivered the Bill with them entruft- 
ed, to the Council. 

The Bill, entitled, An Aft for fuhmitting the Property of Lands, which are held or 
tlaimed by any of his Majejly's Subjects as lying within this Colony, and are affeSied by the 
Controverfy about the Boundary or Partition Line between this Colony and the Colony of 
New- York, i^c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Stevens^ Mr. 
Cooper, Mr. Reading, Mr. John Lawrence and Mr. Bey. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houle, from Jofeph Huppel, and John Snyder, pray.' 
ing a Law /or their Naturalization ; which was read ; and a Certificate being produced 
to the Houle, whereby it appeared that the faid Petitioners have taken the Oaths, and 
made and fubfcribed the Declaration enjoined by Law. 
Ordered, 

That faid Petitioners be inferted in the Bill for naturalizing Foreigners, now 
before the Houfe. 

The Bill, endtled, Jn Aft for Naturalizing Jacob Albright and others, was read 
the fecond Time, and agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engroffed. 

A Petidon was prefented to the Houle, from a large Number of the Inhabitants 
living near, or adjoining Rariton River, againft the Petition of Jofeph French and 
John and Peter Van Voorhees, for having Leave to obftruft the Stream and Navigation 
of faid Rariton River; which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

The leveral Pedtions, for laying a Road .over Newton Creek, to Coopers Ferry i 
'were all read the fecond Time. 
Ch'dered, 

That the Petioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for the above Purpofe, at the next 
SefTion of Aflembly, provided publick Notice of their Application, and this Order, 
be inierted in the P^««J3''^'yfl^/^' Gazette, at leaft fix "Weeks before the faid Seflion ; and 
no reafonable Objeftions then appear againft the Jame. 

The feveral Petitions for and againft erecting Dams on Rariton River ; were all read 
the fecond Time, and referred to further Confideration. 

The Letter of Edward Antill, Efq; relating to the Abufes of Taverns •, alfo the 
'Stix'aaxs.irom Cumberland, praying for a Law to prohibit ftrong Drink at Vendues j 
'were read the fecond Time. 

Ordered, "^'■'■ 

That Mr. Fifber, Mr. JVetherill, Mr. Cooper, and Mr. Miller, be a Committee,' 
to bring in a Bill at next Seffion, for remedying the Inconveniencies complained of, and 
to inforce the Laws for fupprefling Immorality. 

The Bill, entitled, An Aft to afcertain the Track or Width of Waggons or Land Car-^ 
riages, ^c, was read the fecond Time, and referred to further Confideration. 

The Houfe adjourned till Two, P. M. 
The Houfe met. 



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A Petitioft was prefentfdtotheHoufe, from a large Number of the Owners of the 
Marflies and Meadows lying on the North fide of Rariton River, complafning of the 
great Damages they frequently fultain in their Meadows, by Perfons fufifering Cattle to 
run at large ; praying Leave to bring in a Bill tor making and maintaining Ditches, 
Bridges ana Fences, "for the Frefervation of faid Meadows; which was read, and 
ordered a fecoiid Readixjg. . 

• 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft for naturalizing Jacob Albright, Daniel Dorn, 
Nicholas Angle, ^c. was read and compared ; and on the Queftion, . 

Refolved, . . • ■ 

That the fame do pais. • . 

Ordered, ■ • ' ' ' 

That' Mr. ^^r/ and Mr. Anderfen do. carry the faid Bill to the Council, for Con- 
currence. ' ■ . _ 

• Mr. Hart jeportcd, that Mr. Anderfon and himfelf delivered the Bifl with them' 
entxufted, to Mr. Kemble, Speaker of the Council, 

Mr. John Lalvrence^ from the Committee to whom was committed. the Bill, entitled. 
An Adt for fubmilting the Property of Lands, i£c.' reported th'e faid Bill without any 
Amendments-, which faid Bill being again read, was agreed to by the Houfe, and 
ordered to be engrofled. 

The Hou^ adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Eight o'Clock. • 
'^hurfday, June 2, 1763. 
. The Houfe met. 

* 

Mr. Fifher, by Leave, given, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Aft, for fubje Sling tht 
EJiates of the General Proprietor^ of the Eajferri Dt'vifiCn of New- Jerfey, to the Indemnifi- 
cation of this Province from any Expence in Relaficii to rimning the Line between New- 
Jerfey and- New- York ; which was read, ajid ordered a fecond Reading. 

• A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Owners of a large Tradl of Bog 
Meadows, in the Townlhip of Roxbury, in the County of Morris ; praying 'an Ad to 
impower the Petitioners to cut a Ditch or Drain through the fame, for the more effec-^ 
tual carrying off the Water ; wlikU -was read, and ordered a fecond .Reading. 

" A Petition from John Phenix, Was prefente'd to the Houfe, fetting forth, that there 
remains unpaid for Neceflaries. provided for Derrick IVcrtmany Jun. a poor difabled 
Soldier who lately dyed, the Sum of £. g-6-6. Money at Eight Shillittgs per Ounce; 
praying Rclie.f therein ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

T The" Bill, entitled. An Aft for fubjeBing the EJiates of the General Proprietors of 
'the Eajlern Divifion of this. Colony, iic. was read the fecond Time, and agreed toby 
the Houfe, and ordered to be engrofled. ' . 

* * . 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An Aft for fubjeSting the Elates of the General Pro- 
prietors of the Eajlern Bivijlon of this Colony, Qc. was read, and .compared; and on 
the Queftion ; 

Refolved, ' " • 

. That the fame do pafs. . ' 

• The engrofl£d Bill, entitled, An Aft fbr fubmittiftg the Property of Lands which are 
held' or claimed by any of his Majejly's' SubjeSfs, fs lying within this Colony, and are 
affeSled by the C'ofitraverfy about the Boundary or Partiiion Line, between this Colony and 
the Colony of New- York, ^c. was read' and Compared; and on the Queftion, 'Whether 
the laid Bill do pals or not? it was carried in the Affirmative a§ follows ; 

■ " • ■ ^ F .' ■ '' YEAS. 



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YEAS. . YEAS, NAYS. 

■ Mr. Smveas, Mr. Borden, Mr. R. LaiurtHce, 

Mr; Jrelherill, Mr. Clemcnl, ■ Mr. Hcghland,, 

Mr. Anderfm, Mr. Miller, '. Mr. fait Gie/pn, 

: Mr. J. 0\den, ' Mr. Hart, . Mr. Z>£v, • 

Mr. Fifoer, Mr. Reading. ■ 'Mr. 5m//-5, 

•Mr. 7. Lawrence, Mr. Doughty. 

Refohed, 
That the laid Bill do pafs. ■ 

Ordered, 
That Mr. y. C{f(^«2 and Mr. Reading, do carry the above Bills to the Council, for 
Concurrence. 

Mr. J. Ogden reported, that Mr. Reading and himfelf delivered the Bills with them 
entrufled, to. the Sppaker in Council. 

Mr. Smithy from the Committee appointed for thatPurpofe, brought in' the Draught 
of an Addrels to his Excellency ; which was read, and fome Amendmerits made thereto, 
was agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engroffed. 

Ordered,' 
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Borden, do wait on his Excellency, and defire to 
be informed when, he will be waited upon by the Houfe with their Addrefs. 

The Iluufe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. J. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Borden and himfelf, had waited upon his Excel- 
lency with the Meflage with them entrufted, whd was pleafed to fay, he Ihould fend for 
the. Houfe about five o'clock this Afternoon. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Inhabitants of 
Bergen, againft the pafiing a Law. for making a Caufeway and Bridges along a certain 
drowned Meadow nigh Muninquim and ^ackin/ack Court-Houie, which was formerly 
petitioned for ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition from Newark ' and Morris-Town, for Leave to lay out a Road and 
eftabJifli. Ferries acrofs Pa£aick and Hackinfack Rivers, &c. was read* the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Petinoners have Leave to bring in a Bill for laying out faid Road, at the 
next Sitting of AfTembly, provided publick. Notice of their Application, and this 
Order, be inferted in the New^Tork Gazette, atleaft fix Weeks before faid Sitting, and 
no reaionable Objeftipns then appear againft the fame. 

The engroffed Addrefs to his Excellency, was read and c'ompared. 

Ordered, ' 

That Mr. Speaker do iign the fame. 

Mr. Speaker laid before the Houfe, a Letter he had received from Col. Napier, Direc- 
tor pf the Hofpitals, requcfting a Reimburfemcnt of the Expence attending the fitting 
M^ \.\\t^^vriick.%3ii Elizabeth Town ioi a Holpital; which was read, and referred to 
fiirther Confidcration. . . ' 

•A Meffage from the Council, by Mr. /Fcoirwjf*, acquainting the Houfe, that the 
Council have this Day paffed the Bill, entitled, An A€t.for.the Support of Government, 
&c. alio the Bill, entitled. An Aft to raife aFundfor defraying Damages done ly Dogi in 
the Province of New-Jerfey, without any Amendments, 



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A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary, informing the Houfe, that his 
Excellency is in the Council-Chamber, ready to receive the' Addrels 'of ■ the Houfe. 

■ WhereuponMr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait on his Excel- 
lency : Being' returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, that the Houfe 
had waited on his. Excellency, and prefented their Addrefs, inthe Words following. 

To bis' Excellemy 'Wlh'LlAM FRANKLIN, Ejfq- Captain General, and 
Governor in Chief in. and' over his Majejiy's Province' of New-Jerfey, arid 
Territories tiiereon depejiding in America, Chancellor, and Vice- Admiral in 
the fame, &c. • ' • ' 

The Humble Address of the Reprefentatives of faid Province, in 

General Affembly met. * 

May it pleafe your Excellency, 

rr/E His Majeftys dutiful and loyal Subjedis, ' the* Reprefentatives cf New- 
^'^ . Jerfey, in General Ajfembly convened, beg Leave to congratidate your 
Excellency, en your Appointment tn.^ and fafe Arrival in this Governmeitt. 

UNDER the Difappointment of fi unexpeBedlyand fuddenhf parting with 
an Adminijlration, that in Governor Hardy wcis difinterefted, ■ candid and bene- 
volent ; -it is a Matter of great SatisfaSlion, to behold in your Excellency a Succefor, 
frQm.'Vi)hofe Knowledge of our Circumjlances, ihid kind Approbation of our Con- 
duSi "hitherto, "we have Reafon to hope for a Contiymation of every dcmejlic and 
publick Happinefs, in the P^wef- of a Governor to befow, confjlent ivit'h the 
Truft repofedinhitn; aiid ho other nae prefume will be looked for: Nor will any 
Endeavours of ours be wanting, to • render your Adminif ration . eafy and 
happy. We acknowledge the In fiance of Regard ' (hewn to our private Affairs, 
in poflpotting the Meeting of the Houfe to a Time cf general Convenience ^ and 
having now the Pleafure of recd-\:hig ycur^ Excellency's Congratuhliom on the 
two -Important Events, the Birth of the Prince, and the Eftablifment of Peace, 
inojl heartily join in the foy they occafon. . 

<•,....■ • 

• THE general Advantages of the Peace, are entirely to our Satisfa&icn ;. we 
believe beyond Example glorious; and when we confider the Difficulties attetiding 
•thi Neighbourhood of Canada, and its Dependencies, the Terrors of their repeated 
Inroads and Enchroachments from, the begi?ini?7g ; but above all, the Alarming 
lavage Cruelties ; we find cur/elves unable to be fujiciently thankful J or the 
Superintendency of that Part, which being fo ■ ?iear us, falls more immediately 
naithin our own Obfervation ; and are at a Lofs, which -under Providence, mojl 
to ■ admire ; the Wifdom. that planned, the Power that executed,- or Firmnefs that 
retained a Co7jqueft of fuch immenfe- National Value, and which' to us on the' 
Continent, alfo fmooths the Hardflnps oj a Country, in a great part Wildernefs j 
arid amidji the Struggles of heavy Debts, and a 7tew Settlemefit, gives ' the cheer- 
ing Hope of future Tranquility : Ages to come, will rejoice in the Happy Event ; 
and we trufi the Recompence to our Mother Coujitry, will prove unfailing Returns 
cf Wealth and Gratitude, in a Manner not now eafily forefeen. '• 

• ' CONSIDIRING 



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CONSIDERING jhe prefent Expence of living, we have augmented'the 
Support of Government, . • 

S UCH neiv Laws as tmere immediately wanted, have now been gone info ; 
other's no doubt, for 'the Improvejnent of Roads, Creeks and Rivers, and the 
Promotion of Commerce, may be wanted, and at proper Times will, not fail to 
engage our Attention, and we thank your Excellency, for menticnitig them to us, 
and the Affurances you have been pleafed to give us concerning them. 

By Order of the Houf^ 

June 2, 176J, 

•ROBERTOGDEN, 

Speaker! 

To which Addrefs, his Excellency was pleafed to make the following Anfwer. 
* Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Hoiife of Reprefe ntatives. 

T affords me great Pleafure, to find that his Majefty's Appointment of 
me-to this Government, is fo much to your Satisfaction; 



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*I return you rnany Thanks- for your kind Congraitulations ; and do 

* affure you, that whatever you have granted for the Support of Government, 

* fhall, fo far as relates to myfelf, be made Ufe of- for the Honour and Credit 

* of the Province. . • • 

The Ho.ufe adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight o'CIock. 

■ Friday, fune 3, 1763. 

The rioufe met. 

The Petitfon of Ezekiel Forman, praying a Law to indemnify him in the Purchafc 
he made-of a Prize Ticket.in Peter Gordon's firlVLottery ; w^s reaJ the fecohd Time. 
Ordered, 

-That-a Bill be brought in for that Purpofe, and to amend and explain a former • Law 
of this Colony, for Vacating faid Peter Gordon's Lottery, at the next Sitting of 
Oeneral AiTembly •, provided no rgafonable Objedlions then appear againft the fame. 

The federal Petiddns from Prifoners confined for Debt, praying for an Infolvent 
Aftj -were all read the fecond Time. 

Ordered, . ;■ • " 

That IVIr.- Smith and Mr. J. La-xrence, be a Committed, to bring in a Bill for the 
Relief of Infolvent Debtors, at the next Sitting of Aflembly. 

It appearing .to this Houfe,thar the Hon.. 5^OT«f/iV(?w7/, Efq; attended the Court 
^ _ of Oyer and Terminer, in the County of Effex, in October and November ^aft, beyond • 
<^ tX/? & ^. the cuftomary Time of holding the fame, oqcafioned by the Multiphcity of Bufinefs 
U/tl^ /4 at faid Court. 

7 , .^ That this Houfe will,- at a proper Seafon, make an- Allowance to Mr. Nevill for 

^^^ J^ i *^- his faid extraordinary Service. 

'''. b9.i.^ 8/. 

CoA, - Mt- Borden, from the Committee on -Accounts, made the following Report. To 

which the Houle agreed. 

■ • • Dr. 




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P^ C Tke Province of Ntv/-]crkY, /o John Blanchard, Pay-niajier of -i „ _ 

i the Hew- Jerky Regimen(, ij6i. J 

To the Amount o( CoVHunt'i Company, as per 176'. By Cafli received oi Andrevj 

Vouchers. -------£. 1503-14.-11 May zy. John/Ion, E{c{i Treafurer. - ,2518-15-0 

To the Amount of Major M'£»a«!V/"s 19. By Do. received of Samuel 

Do. as per Do. --.---. 1534-07-06 Smith, 'Efqi Treafurer. - - 3000-00-0 

TotheAmountof Capt. Cory^/Z'sDo. 0<f7o. 30. By Cafh received of -^ai/r^iu 

as per Do. -------- 1048-09-02 Johnjion, Efq; Treafurer. - 1173-15-0 

Tothe AraountofCapt. Dayrta'sDo. 1762, By Cafti received of 5a««t'/ 

as per Do. --.-..-- 1442-15-05 ft*. 6. Smith, Y-it^, Treafurer. - - 270-00-0 

To the Amount of Capt. Tenbroek^s ' - - 

Do. as per Do. ....... 1191-07-04 7962-10-0 

To the Amount of Capt. Hunt's Do. By 68 Men which does not appear by 

as per Do. ------- - 1107-18-06 Vouchers to have been paid, but is 

To Sundries bought for the Regi- ^"^^!-'%/° \^ ^^}T'n ^' ^V' '^'""' 

ment, as per Vouchers. ----- 3-13-09 ^^M^. £W^;-^ihall produce pro- 

' *^ ....—.— per Vouchers. ----...- 85-I2-4 

7830-04-07 

To the Paymafter's Commiffions at 
a per Cent. --.....- i56-ii-0£ 

Ballance due to the Province. - - 61-04-07 

£. 8048-02-04 £. go48-02.4. 

fT'e the Subfcribers have examined the above Accdunt, and Vouchers relative thereto, and 
report the fame as above Jlated. 

JO JJEPH BORDEN, jun. 
Jme I, iy6z. JOHN HART. 

GEORGE READING. 



Mr. Reading, from the Committee on Accounts, made the the following Report.' 
To which the Houfe agreed. 

j^ c the Province of New-Jerky, with Hendrick Fifher, Efq; ) ^ . f^ 
^^- \ Commijioner for fettling Billeting of Soldiers. S ^°""'^ ^'■• 

To Cafh paid for Billeting Soldiers as appears 1761 By Cafli received from Andrenu "Johnflon, 

by fundi y Vouchers. £. 20o-i8-8| Feb. ig, Efq; Treafurer - - - ^f. 181-5. 



To Commiffions allovf ed at 5 per Cent. 
To the Ballance due to the Province 



lo-oi-o April 3, By Can. r«eeived from ditto. 
20-05-3! Aug.i^, By Cafli received from ditto. 



S-Q 

- 29-0-0 

- si-o-o 



Z- 231-05 



i3i'-5-o' 



We the Committee for fettling of publick Accounts, upon examining Vouchers relative to 
tht Above Accounts, do find that Hendrick Fifher, Efq ; is indebted unto the Province 
of New-JerJey, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, five Shillings and three Pence Half- 
penny, as Witnefs our Hands this Third Bay of June, 1 763. 

GEORGE READING, 
JOSEPH BORDEN, jun. 
JOHN HART. 



Mr. John Lawrence, from the Committee on Accounts, made the following Reports,- 
To which the Houfe agreed. 



y 



Dr. 



X 



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vx € 'The ProviHce of "i^evf- Jerky, in Account with "RohtxtOg^tn, Efq; 7„ p , 
^'^' \ as Barrack Majier, and Commijfwner for Billeting Soldiers. S ^"^^^'^ ^^' 

1765, To Sundries expended, as per Account and 1760. 

Ju.u- z, Vouchers with Commiflions.&c. £. 300-17-ai Dec. i. By CaShhota TreiCnrer Smith, -£.150-0-0 
To Calh paid Phebe Locker, for Attendance 1761. 

and Neceflaries for a fick Soldier, &c. -- 3-0+-4 ^<f/. 1, By ditto from ditto. 150-0-0 



I- 304-01-6 J 



Sy Ballance due to Mr. C)g</^n. • - 4-1-62 



504.-1-6^ 



We the Suhfc7-ibers, three of the Committee appointed to fettle the publick Accounts, da 
certify, that we have examined the above Account, and the Voucheys relating thereto, and 
find a Ballance of Four Pounds one Shilling and fix Pence half Penny, Proc. Mon^ 
due to Roberc Ogden, Efi; as IVitnefs our Hands, June 2, 1 763. 

HENDRICK FISHER, 
JOHN LAWRENCE, 
GEORGE READING. 



r,j. 5 The Province of New-Jerfey , in Account with Samuel Sarjant, Efq -, as 7 q^^j.^^ q^ " 
' l Barrack Mafler, and one of the Commt£ioners Jor Billeling Soldiers. S 

To Sundries expended as per Acccounts and By Cafli received of Treafurer JchnJIon and Thcmat 

Vouchers to Af<jn/& 1 7, 1763. - - £■ i»9-i-il i'i/B/if'-, ant' Embezzlements, Wood, &:c. £. iz6-i-r 

Ballance due to Mr. Sarjant. . - . - . j-o-o» 



Tl9-«-lI 



JfetheSubfcribers, three of the Committee on publick Accounts, do certify, that we have 
examined the Vouchers relating to the foregoing Account, and find a Ballance of Three 
Pounds and a half Penny, due to faid Samuel Sarjant from the Province, IVitnefs 
our Hands y June 3, 1763. 

JOHN LAWRENCE, 
JOHN HART, 
GEORGE READING. 



r The Province of New-Jerfey, in Account with Cornelius Hetfield, -j 
Dr. 3 Efq J as Barrack Majler and Commiffioner to fay for Billeting \ Contra Cr.' 
C Soldiers. j 

J76} To Sundries expend ed and paid, as per Ac- 1761. By CaOi^er Andrew JchnJIofi, 'Efq; . ^.300-0.0 

Junit, ^^°""V ""'^ ^""Vw.mJ *''%'^""i? or'!!l oi*;. By C^ofStephiu Sim«fr, l^iq; 
Commiflioiis on the lame. - £.4.38-05^10 Uii, n. ' ' » t» 

To the Ballance - 61-10-01 



soo-o-o 



£. 500-00-00 



£. 5000-0 



Ma 



IVe the Committee for fettling the publick Accounts, do certify, that we have examined 
the above Account with the Vouchers relating thereto, and find a Ballance of Sixty-one 
Pounds, Ten Shillings and Two Pence, due from the above-named Lcrneliuo iler- 
field, to the ProviiiiS of New-Jcrfey, as fVitnefs our Hands this Second Day of 

June, 1763, 

' ^ . HENDRICK FISHER, 

JOHN LAWRENCE, 
GEORGE READING. 

Dr. 



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( The Province of New-Jerfey, in Account with Thomas Skinner, 1 
Dr. ^ jun. as Barrack Majier, from the 4,th of December 1760, to > Contra Cr^ 
/ /i?^ 1 6//6 0/ March 1763, inclufive. \ 

To Sundries expended as per Vouchers and Account By Cath received of Treafurers JohxJIon and 
rendered in Proc. Money. - . - £. 5si-'»-3 Skinner. ---.......£, 590-17-;^ 

Ballance due 39-06-1 . 



£■ 590-17-4 



£• 59o-'7-4. 



fFe the Subfcribers^ three of the Committee on publick Accounts, do report^ that we have 
examined the Vouchers relating to the foregoing Account, and find a Ballance cf Thirty- 
nine Pounds, fix Shillings and Ont Penny, Proc. Money, due to the Province, as 
IVitnefs our Hands, June 3, 1763. 

JOHN LAWRENCE, 
JOHN HART, 
GEORGE READING, 

The Petition from the Owners and PofTeflbrs of the Meadows lyino- on the North 
fide of RaritoH^\yhr, praying a Law for making Ditches, Bridges and Fences, for the 
Prefervation of faid Meadows 5 was read the fecond Time. 
Orderedy 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purpofes abovefaid, at the 
next Sicting of iiffembly ; provided publick Notice of their Application, ajid this 
Order, be given at lead Six Weeks before faid Sicting, and no reafonabie Objections 
then appear againft the fame. 

The Petition of the Owners of a Trad of Bog Meadow at Roxbury, In the County 
of Morris, for an Aft to ditch and drain the fame ; was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe, at the nexc 
Sitting of Affembly, provided they give publick Notice as above, and no reafonabie 
Objeftions then appear againft the fame. 

The Petition from John Phenix, for an Allowance for Neceflaries provided for 
Derrick Wortman, a Soldier m his Sicknefs ; was read the fecond Time, and referred 
to the Com miflioners appointed for fettling and adjufting the Claims of Perfons againft 
the Colony. 

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houfe, that the 
Council have this Day palTed the Bill, entitled. An Ad to provide for the Pay of tb& 
New-Jerfey Regiment, &c. And alfo, the Bill, entided, An Ad for fubmitting the 
Property of Lands, &c. Alfo the Bill, entitled. An Ad for fubje£ling the Eftates of 
the General Proprietors of the Eajtern Divi/ion, &c. And alfo, the Bill, entitled, Aa 
Ad: for naturalizing Jzcob Alhright and others, without any Amendments. 

Ordered, 
That the Committee of Correfpondence, do write to the Agent of this Colony, at 
the Court of Great-Britain, acquainting him with the Contents of the Law pafTed this 
Seflion, for fettling the Divifion Line between this Colony and the Colony of New- 
York, in order that he may be apprized thereof, and give the Agents for that Purpofe 
therein appointed, all the Affiftance in his Power, that may be found neceffary. 

^r. Smith had Leave to be abfent on an extraordinary Occafion. 
The Houfe adjourned till Two, P. M. 
TheHoufc met, and adjourned till Four, P. M, 

The Houfe met. Ordered, 



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Ordered, 

That Mr. Fijher and Mr. Miller do wait on the Council, and define to know, if they 
have any Bufiners before them ; if not, inform them, that this Houfe purpofes to apply 
to his Excellency to pafs the Bills, and difmifs the Houle. 

Mr. Fijher reported, that Mr. Miller and himfelf had waited upon the Council with 
the Me/iage of the Houfe ; who fay, they have no Bufinefs before them. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. J. Ogden, do wait upon his Excellency, and defire him to 
pafs the Bills now before him, and difmifs the Houfe. 

The Houfe adjourned for Half an Hour. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. John Ogden and himfelf had waited upon his Excel- 
lency J who was pleafed to fay, he fhould be in the Council-Chamber about Six o'Clock, 
and would then fend for the Houfe. 

John Stevens, Efq-, informed the Houfe, that he had received his Excellency's 
Summons, calling him to the Upper Houfe, agreeable to his Majefty's Royal Inftruc- 
tions; and that he Ihould immediately take his Seat in Council. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Speaker do ifTue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a 
Writ, for electing a Reprefentative to ferve in General Aflembly, for the City of 
Perth-Amboy, in the Room of the faid John Stevens, Efq; 

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary, informing the Houfe, that his 
Excellency is in the Council Chamber, and requires the Attendance of the Houfe 
immediately. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait on his 
. Excellency ; who was pleafed to give his Aflent to the following Bills, enafting the 
iame, viz. -J^ 

1. An Aft for the Support of Government of his Majejiy's Colony of New-Jerfey, to 
commence the 2i_/? Bay of May, 1763, and to end the 2.\fi Day of May, 1764 -, and to 
dif charge the pub lick Debts and contingent Charges thereof; and for other Purpofes therein 
menticned. 

2. An A6i to provide for the Pay of the New-Jerfey Regiment, for the Month of 
November, 1 762 ; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. 

3. An AGi for fubmitting the Property of Lands -which are held or claimed by any of 
his Majejiys Subjehs, as lying within this Colony, and are affe£led by the Controversy 
about the Boundary or Partition Line, between this Colony and the Ctlony of New- York, 
to fuch a Method of Decifton as his moji Gracious Majejty fhall think proper, by his 
Royal Commijfwn, or otherwife, to appoint. 

4. An Aft for fubjeEling the Eftaies of the General Proprietors of the Eaftern Divijion 
of this Colony, to the Indemnification of this Province, from any Expence in running the 
Line between New-Jerfey and New- York. 

5. An A(5t to raife a Fund for defraying Damages done by Dogs in the Provinte of 
Ncw-Jerfey. 

6. An AQifor naturalizing Jacob Albright, Daniel Dorn, Nicholas Angle, Benedift 
Yare, Johannes Vos, Gabriel Hymer, Johannes Heylcr, Cornelius Fer^rg, Jofeph 
Huppell and John Snyder. 

His 



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His Excellency then made the following Speech. 

* Gentlemen of the Council, and Gentlemen of the General Jffembly j 

TH E Harmony and Difpatch with which you have gone through the 
Bufinefs of this Seffion, is extremely commendable. I have now 
only to recommend to you, to promote in your feveral Counties, fuch Prin- 
ciples and Difpofitions as may be moft conducive to the Interefl and Happinefs 
of the People. 

* I do by Virtue of the Powers and Authorities to me given, prorogue this 
General AlTembly, to meet at Burlington^ on Tuefday the fifth Day of Juh 
next, and you are accordingly prorogued. 



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Y Virtue of an Order of the Houfe, I do 
appoint yames Parker^ of Woodbridge^ to print 
thefe Votes. 

ROBERT OGDEN, 

Speaker, 



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VOTES 

AND 

P R O C E E D I J 

OF THE 

General Af 



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Province oi 

;Ata SESSION of Ge Assembly, began 

2it BURLINGTON, N ovember \ <^, 1763, and 
continued till the 7th D- ' December following. 



Being the Eighth Se. 



. wentieth Aflembly of 




WooDBRiDGE, in NEW- JERSEY: 

Printed by James Parker, Printer to the King's Moft 
Excellent Majefly, for the Province. 
M.DCC.LXIV. 



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Kf)/^^ of the General Affembly. 



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BURLlNGrON, TUESDAr, No'-^embtr 

URSU ANT to His Excellency's feveral Prorogations o ill AG^mbly," 

fc §-/ to this Day, the Houfe mec, and adjourn'd till To-n- " '("Jine 

o'clock. 

Wednefday, November i6, r i 

The Houfe met. .^IH^B' 

Ordered, ^WSKr 

That Mr. Wetherill and Mr. John Lawrence, dc - -llency, and 

acquaint him, that a fufficient Number of A.embpi - .^i«j>.v.^u iSufmels are met, 
and ready to receive any Thing he may have to lay i ..«^re them. 

Mr. Wetherill reported, tKat Mr. Lawrence ^->^\ ' '.mfelf, had waited upon his Excel- 
lency, who was pleafed to fay, the Houfe i^- dilu luar from him in about an Hour. 

Edivard Keajley, Efq; being returned a Reprefentative, to ferve in the General 
Aflembly, for the Counties oi Sckm and Cumberland, in the Room and Stead of 
William Hancock, Efq-, late deceafed, attending, was admitted into the Houfe, and 
duly qualified, before the Honourable Iharles Read., Efq; thereto authorized, by 
Dedimus potcjiatem. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Kealley, do take his Seat in the Houfe. 

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary ; 

Mr. Speaker, his Excellency is in' the Council-Chamber, and requires the Attendahce of 
the Houfe. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe waited upon hi?" 
Excellency : And being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, that 
the Houie had waited upon his Excellency, v/ho was pleafed to make a Speech to the 
Council and General AlTembl/; of which Mr. Speaker faid he had, to prevent Miftakes, 
obtained a Copy ; which by Order of the Houfe was read, and is as follows, viz. 

' Gentlemen of the Council, mid Gentlemen of the General Aeffmbly ; 

' T)^ ^^ Papers which I fhall order to be laid before you, you will find 
' X3 that, fince your laft SeiTions, the Indians have commenced frefh 

* Hoftllities againft the Englifh, and even extended their Incurfions to the 

* Borders of this Province. Soon after the firft Intelligence of their Depreda- 
' tions on the Frontiers of the neighbouring Governments, I direded the 
' Commanding Officer of the Militia in Siiffex, being the County moft expofed, 

* to have his Regiment fitted for Service, fo that he might either march the 
I Whole, or fend Detachments, to any Part that fhould be attacked, or in 

B * Danger: 



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' Danger : He was likewife ordered, in Cafe of Neceffity, to call upon the 
' Militia of the other Counties for Affiftance. Accordingly, when the Indians 
' had begun to ravage the adjacent Part of Pennfyhania, he fent a Detach- 

* ment to occupy the feveral Pofts which had been fortified on our Frontier 
' during the late War. But as a I^rty of the Enemy did notwithftanding 
' come over, and deflroy fome of -fhe Settlers within the Limits of this 

* Province j and as the reft of the Inhabitants of that County were thereby 

* greatly alarmed, and apprehenfive of Danger ; I ordered Ninety Men from 

* the Militia of Morris County to their Relief : And foon after, by the Advice 

* of the C " reinforced them with Forty-five Men from the Regiment 

* of Some. reded the Fortifications at the feveral Pofts to be repaired. 
' Had not e been granted, there is great Rcafon to believe the 
' Inhabitant .ve abandoned their Setdements, and that Part of the 
' Cor ' ' ^ rely depopulated, the Confequences of which are too 

* ob^ ning. 1 have alfo empowered 'Jonathan Hampton^ 

* Efc^ -a which are nov/, or may hereafter be fent up to 
' the I ons, and other Neceflaries. Both he, and they, 
' place ^,. e Honour and Juftice of the Legillature of this 
' Province, et with a proper Compenfation for their Services. 

' Afte: am far from thinking that even if the whole 

' Militia of the .<^- w^ * nt to our Borders, they would be fufficient to 

' fecure eiTectually fo extenac^ a Frontier againft the Inroads of Savages. A 
' fkulking Party of them will always have it in their Power, notwithftanding 
' all our Care, to fteal in unperceived, commit their Outrages, and retire with 

* Impunity. Would you keep the War from your own Country, there is 
' no Way fo effedual as to carry it into that of the Enemy. By adling on 

* the Defenfive only, you give them almoft every Advantage they could defire. 

* They may uninterrupted aflemble together fromdiftant Quarters, fettle their 

* Plans of Operation, and take their owii Time for carrying them into Execu- 

* tion. But if we were to fend Parties of Rangers into their Country, to cut 
' off the Communication between their feveral Places of Refidence, furprize 
' them in their Hunting and Filhing, deftroy their Corn Fields, bring off 

* their Women and Children, and burn their Habitations, we fliould, in a 

* little Time, be able' to oblige them to accept whatever Terms we might think 

* proper to didate. In fliort, if we would fight them in their own Way, we 

* fliould find that an Indian War would foon be ftripped of all its Terrors : 

* And this, were the Colonies united in their Meafures, would be a Matter of 

* no Difficulty, as we could then with Eafe furnifli ten Parties for one that 

* could be furniftied by the Enemy. 

* Thefe having been long my Sentiments with regard to the Method 'of 

* conduding a War againft Indians, it affords me particular Pleafure to have it 

* now in my Power to lay before you a Plan of Sir Jeffery Amherst's, for 
" putting in Execution fuch offenfvve Operations as may be moft effedual for 
" reducing the Savages, and fecuring Peace and Quiet to the Englifh Settlem.ents 
" hereafter." ' For this defirable Purpofe, the General makes a Requifition 
'of Six Hundred Men, to be raifed, cloatheH, and paid by this Province: 
' Arms, Tents, and Provifions he undertakes to fupply on the Part of the 
' Crown. They, with the Troops that are to be raifed in New-Tcrk, and fuch 
' Regulars as can be colleded, are to be employed in puniftiing the Savages to 

* the Northward, while the Forces raifed in the Southern Colonies are carrying 
! on their Operations againft the Enemy in that Quarter,--- , -pj^g 



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' The Plan propofed, Gentlemen, appears extremely judicious, and will 
' probably, if well executed, be produftive of the moft falutary Effeds. It 
' will too, I am convinced, be a coniaderable Saving to the Province : For the 
' frequent taking the Inhabitants from their feveral Employs, marching them 

* to the Fronriers, and maintaining therh while there, is attended not only with 

* a great Expence to the Publick, but a heavy Lofs to Individuals, who being 
' many of them Maflers of Families, their private Af^rs mufl fuffer greatly 

* in their Abfence. 

' Although the People of this Province have had but very li*"*'', if any, 

' Commerce with Indians, yet I think it advifeable, on the prf pccafion, 

' that a Law fhould be palled forthwith, for making it highly 'o fupply 
' them with any military Stores whatever. 

' I have but little more, Gentlemen, to add on this Hea' '^i.m.ufl: be 

' as fully convinced as myfelf, that unlefs during the ^ lefe 

' Barbarians feel very fenlibly the Weight of our Reft .^^ we 

' may hereafter conclude with them, will be but of Their 

' feizing upon the Effedts, and maffacring the Ferfc ' who 

' came among them, upon their own Invitation; g, in cold 

* Blood, the Garrifons who had furrendered on Pr" y and Pro- 
' teiflion ; and their butchering Women and Chi' .*- - 'Cn Perfons who 
' had done them fignal Favours ; are fuch ftron; .tances of their Breach of 
' Faith, Treachery, and Inhumanity, that the;, no longer deferve to be con- 
' iidcred as in the Scale of human Beings, or indeed upon a Level with the 
' ravenous Beafts of the Wildernefs. 

' The Company in the Pay of this Province, which has been long ftationed 

* at Niagara, is, as you will fee by the Papers communicated to you, greatly 

* reduced. Part of them are now on their Return to the Province, and the 
' General has promifed to difcharge the Remainder as foon as the Service will 
' admit of it. Some additional Provilion there will be a Neceffity of making 
' on their Account. 

' The Re-enading (and amending, if requifite) the Law for regulating the 
' Militia, is another Matter that I muil recommend to your Conlideration. 

* Gentlemen of the General Ajfemhly ; 

' As I form my Expedations of your future from your paft Condudl, I 

* cannotadm.it of a Doubt that you will moft chearfully raife the Supplies now 
' required. — It would I affure you, be with Reludlance that I (hould confent 
' to lay any additional Taxes on a People, who have borne fo large a Share 
' of the Burthen of the late War, did I not know that their immediate 
' Prefervation made it a Matter of Neceffity. 

* Gentlemen of the Council, and Gentlemen of the General Affembly j 

* Yqu wjll, perhaps, when you have gone through the feveral Matters I 

* have now recommended to you, think it a convenient Seafon for engaging 

* in the other Bulinefs of the Province. If this llaould be the Cafe, you 

* may depend on finding me ready to co-operate with you in whatever may be 

* neceflary for the Publick Service.' 

Ordered, 
That his Excellency's Speech have a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. Mi 



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The Houle met. 

Cortland Skinner and John Johnjion, Efquires, being returned Reprefentatives to 
ferve in General Afiembly for the City of Perth- Amboy^ in the Room and Stead 
of John Stevens and Andrew Smyth, Efquires ; and now attending, were admitted 
into the Houfe, and duly qualified before the Honourable Charles Read, Efq; thereto 
authorized by Dedimus potefiatem. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Skinner and Mr. Johnjion, do take their Seats in the Houfe. 

His E. 'y's Speech was read the lecond Time, and all the Papers fent therewith 

were ailc and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. 

■ A Petiti -refented to the Houfe from Jofeph Cathcart and Samuel Goodcncughy 

PrK ■ ■ ^ ^ Monmouth Gsiol, fetcingforch their diftreifed Circumfliinces, and 

pra \cl ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A P ^ to the Houfe, and read^ from 49 Inhabitants of Sujfex 

County this Province ; fetting forth their Danger and Diitrels on 

Account V -jf the Indians; and praying from the Legiflature iuck 

Relief in the • be thought proper. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petition ... "-cond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to tne Houfe, from John Vail, jun. a poor Pfifoner for 
Debt in Amboy Gm\; informing the Houfe of his untoiLunace Circumftances, and 
utter Inability to fatisty his Creditors, and praying Relief froin his Confinement, in 
fuch Manner as the Houfe in their Vv'iidomfliall tnuik jull and expedient; which was 
read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Memorial was prefented to the Houie, and read, from William Ouke, of the 
City of New-Brunfwick, relating the Manner and Rcafons of his engaging as a 
Manager of Peter Gordoti's Lottery, and \.hy he thought himfelf difchargcd irom 
that Truft; and fecting forth, that he obferves on the Votes of the Houfe, that a Bill 
is to be brought in at this Sitting of Aflembly, to amend and explain the lormer 
Law for vacating faid Peter Gordon's Lottery ; and praying, that by faid Bill he the 
Memorialift may be prevented from fuffenng any Ii:jury, or by any Means be unjultly 
called in queftion, touching or concerning the faia Peter Gordon's Lottery. 
Ordered, 

That faid Memorial be read a fecond Time. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Chrijlopher Beehnan, of the Townfhip 
of Tevukjlury, in the Countyof Hunterdon, importing, that the Petitioner is poifefled 
in Fee of 335 Acres of Land, fituate in Teixkjhury aforefaid, and that til! of late he 
was in eafy Circumftances ; but unfortunately in the Year 1759 (on the Encourage- 
ment and lair Promifes of a Perfon of affluent Fortune to be concerned, who afterwards 
fell off and deceived him-,) he was induced loercft a Forge on the Preniifles; which 
run him much in Debt; by Reafon whereof, together with another heavy Misfortune 
which fuccecded in March laft, when his Barn was burnt, wherein v/as a Quantity of 
Hay, and other Things of VaJile entirely coniumed, and alio fome Horles perifhed 
-in the Flames, the Petiuoner is lb much reduced, that he has but one Profpedt left 
to relieve him out of his DJflkulties ; which is, by praying the Houie, ?nd the other 
Branches of the Legiflature, to grant him Liberty by Law to ercdta Lottery for the 
Sale of his faid L.and, and a Lot of Land lying in Brunftviek ; as he has made fcveral 
Attempts to difpofe of his Eftate at publick and private Sale, butcoulu not etfedl it ; 
and aCerdficate from a Number of his Neighbours, of the Truth of the Facts fet 
forth by him, was alfo prefented; which Petition and Certificate were read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

Five 



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Five Petitions were prefcnted to the Houfe, from the County of Cape-May ; the 
Firfl from the Juftices and Freeholders ; the Second from the chofen Freeholders j 
and the Third, Fourth and Fifth, from the Upper, Middle and Lower Precinfts -, all 
letting forth, that the Court-Houle and Gaol of faid County are not only too fmall, 
much out of Repair, but likewife not commodioufly fityated ; and craving to be 
enabled by Law, to ereft in Lieu thereof another Court Houfe and Gaol upon luch Part 
of the Plantation of Daniel Hand, of the iMiddle Precinft, near his Dwelling-Houfe 
there, as he the laid Daniel, and the JuHices and Freeholders fhall agree upon, as being 
a more centrical Part of the -County than where the prefent decayed and incommodious 
Court Houle and Gaol now ftand; which Petitions were read, and ordered fecond 
Readings. 

The Houfe adiourn'd till Nine o'clock To-morrow Morni 



Ihurfday, November 17, 1763. 
The Houfe met. 



> 



Mr. Treallirer Smith laid before the Houie, feveral Lc ved from 

Stephen Skinner, Efq; the other Treafurer; which with r 1 therein, 

were referred to the Committee of the whole Houfe on ♦' peech. 

Mr, Reading, in Behalf of the Owners of a Tra^ idow at Roxbury, 

in the Couiity oi Morris, according to the Leave j -■ ^it ^^elTion, brought in a 
Eili, entitled, An Adt to eiabte the Owners and Pojfcjjors of the Bog Meado-ivs lying on 
tach Side of Black River, in the Town/hip of Roxbury, in the County of Morris, to 
drain the fame; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Smith, from the Committee appointed laft Sefllon for that Purpofe, brought 
in a 3' 11, entitled, An Ace for the Rdief of poor difireffed Prifoners for Debt; which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition prefented to the Houfe laft Tefnon, from John R.eeker, was read the 
firft'l'me, fetting forth. That in the Year ij 61, he iniifted himfelf a Soldier under 
Co\. Hfint; that being taken fick at Fort Schuyler, he was fent to the Hofpital, and 
being difcharged from thence before recovered, met with a Relapfe; he was then taken 
Care of by a charitable Vvoman, for which he could raife no Money to make Relli- 
tution otherwife than by indenting himfelf a Servant to Col. Hunt for three Years, 
akho' all th^ Money he wanted ' for the above Purpofe was no more than Five Pounds 
inore than due to him from faid Hunt for Wages ; That the next Year he went on 
another Campaign with faid Col. //««/, upon his Promiie to difcharge him from his 
Indenture at the End of the Campaign : That faid Hunt notwithftanding fold 
the Petitioner to a Suttler at Ofwego, and continued to receive his Wages, as he before 
had his Bounty : That the Suttler fold the Petitioner to Lieut. Shute, to whom (in 
order to induce him to ma';e the Purchafe, that the Petitioner might once more return 
to New-Jerfey,) he gave a new Indenture for four Years ; fince which he hath been 
fold for upwards of Thirty Pounds, and ftill remains under Servitude, having a Wife 
and Family in needy Circumftances ; and complaining of other Grievances ; praying 
Relief in the Premifes. 
Ordered, 

That faid Petition have a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Learning, appointed Pay-mafter to the New-Jerfey Regiment for the Month of 
J^fc'^ember, j 760, now laid his Accounts before the Houfe. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. PFetherill, Mr. Reading, Mr. Dey, Mr. John Lawrence, Mr. Hart, Mr.- 

Borden, Mr. Skinner, Mr. Johnflon, and Mr. Keafhey, or any three of them, be a 

Committee to fettle the faid Account, and all other publick Accounts which may 

come before the Houfe this Sefllon. C Mr. 



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Mr. Spker, one of the Committee of Correfpondence, laid before the Houfe 
fundry Letters he had received from the Agent; which were read. 

Several Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, and read, from thefe feveral Priibners 
for 'Debt following, to wir, from Chrif.ophe?- Myers, Ed-u;ard Er^ain, and Dnriel 
JVeaJl, Prifoners in Burliagtcn Gael; irom Ifrael Pancocjl, in the fame Gaol; from 
Hugh Gordon, Thomas Mcfjit and Jchanms Piglin, Prifoners in Milftone GaoH. rrom 
George Anderfon, Thomds HamiUon, Jofeph Wilcox and Will'.ar.i Fleming, Pri loners 
in Sujfex G^ol; and from Phillip Beainer, A'-dre-u} CLideJler and yojhua Dcugiafs^ 
confined in M'lrris Gaol; all relating theiv diftrefied Circumllances, and praying an 
Infolvent A(^ 

That fa< 'tions be read a fecond Time. 

A Petitioi -^eftnted tc the Houfe, from Peter Perrine and Robert Stocktcn, both 

of the Cou -fet, Ail'^rees of an Inroi'cnc Debtor, obfervmg. That by the 

Votes of ' Dears, aPedtion w;opreiL'.i:ed from Lzekizl Forman, relating 

the Manii fing a Ticket in Ptttr Gordon's, Lottery, and the Pafiing a 

Law to V ott°ry, and praying Riiief; andfiirtl'.sr cbferving, that by 

the fame \c tha.c ?. Bill wa: Grc;red' tz be brought in for explaining and 

amending the u xt Seffion, provided no rtafonable Objedions fhould be 

made thereto; a. 'vers Reafons, why-thi Prayer cf fald Fc; Miff's Petidoa 

ought not to be gr^.. .a , Petition v/cs re?X;, rnd orde:?d n fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the HouS, frcm C.':7:n:tllrev:fr, q? Miljlene, in the 
County of ^tfwfr/'^/, ferang forth. That by the Votes o( 1- 'J: Sefion it appears, that 
a Petition was then prefented by Eze::isl For-iAaft, cftke Cdvnty of Middkfex, relating, 
thatfome Time after t^e Dr'-'-flng of Peter GcrdotC^ firft Lctte;;-, he the faid Fortnan 
purchafed a Ticket in faid Lottery,, at apui:ilick Vendue fc: the Sale of rheEffedls of 
an Infolvent Debtor; for which Tic'cet, as it hrd then dr::v.-^ a valuable Prize in 
Land, the faid Forman g;.vc/20o: That fome Time yiter the Purchafe of faid 
Ticket, the Lcgiflature ol this Province pa.Ted a La v, vacr.dng faid Lottery ; by 
which Means the faid Fcyman expedted that he v:ii: acquitted from paying the Money 
for the Purchafe of faid Ticket ; notwithftanding v,'hich, he is called upon for faid 
Money, and threatened with a rrofecution for tiie fame; zA praying a Relief in the 
Premifes ; upon which a Bill was ordered to be brought in for that Purpofe, and to 
amend and explain a former L"w, for vacating faid Peter Gcrdcnh Lottery, at the next 
Sitting of Alfembly ; provided no reafonable Cb»€<£lions th.'a appeared againfl: the 
fame: And further fetting forth, that the prefent Petitioner was jointly with the faid 
Infolvent Debtor poiTeffed of the Property of faid Ticket; and offering divers Reafons 
why the Prayer of faid Forma/i's Petition ought not to be granted ; which Petition was 
read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Tvo, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Smith, one of the Committee of Correfpondence, laid before the Houfe fundry 
Letters he had received from the Agent ; which were read. 

The Ploufe adjourn'd for a Quarter of an Hour. 

The Houfe met. 

Six Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, and read, from Allen-Town and Upper' 

Freehold, Mansfield, Nottingham, Chefterfield, New-Uuidfor and Lender-Freehold, and 

Parts adjacent, letting forth, their Objeftions againft a Law for building a Bridge 

over Crojf-juicks Creek, at IVatfon's, Ferry; and the Petitions for the faid Law heretofore 

prefented, were alfo read ; and the Parties for and againft the Buikiing of the. faid Bridge 

attending, were called in, and their feveral Allegations and Proofs fully heard; and 

the Confideration thereof is referred till To-morrow Morning. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, 9 o'Clock. 

Fridaj, 



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Friday, November i8, 17634 

The Houfc met. 

The Houle refumed the Confideration of the Petitions for and againft a Law for 
building a Bridge over Croffiuicks Creelc, at WatfotCs, Ferry^ and on the Queftion, 
"Whether the Petitioners for the laid Law have Leave to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe, 
or not ? It palTcd in the AiErmative. 



YEAS. 


YEAS. 


NAYS. 


NAYS. 


Mr. Shinner, 


Mr. Millir, 


Mr. WetheriU, 


Mr. Van Gie/oiiy 


Mr. JohnJloK, 


Mr. Keafiey, 


Mr. R. Laiurence, 


^\. Doughty, 


Mr. Dty, 


Mr. Learning, 


Mr. Andcrfon, 


'letnent. 


Mr. Smith, 


Mr. Sptcer, 


Mr. Hoghland, 


< "/^O 


Mr. J. Lanvrenci, 


Mr. Pleading, 






. Mr. BorJtn, 


Mr. Han. 






Ordered, 






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That Mr. Bcrden, 


in Behalf of the Petitioners for the Brid 


\^.v}t to bring 


in a Bill, for the build 


ling thr- fame by Subfcription. 





On a Motion made. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. WetheriU have Leave to bring in a Bill, to iward of Arbitra- 

tors indiftersntiy chofen by tb- Owners of fuch Par' .idenhead Meadows 

as bys in the Eafern Divifion, p'jrfuant to an. Agreer -^ i--"- l^urpofe entered into 

before this Hou!e. 

Mr. V/etherill, in Purfu^rce of an Order of laft Seffion, from the Committee then 
appointed for- that Purpcfc, brought in a Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Adi to an 
Ah pajed in the T-welftk Tear of George the Second., entitled., An Aft for regulating 
1'avcrnsy Ordinaries, Inn-Yeepers and Retailers ef flrong Liquors-, which was read, 
and ordered a fccond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Speaker laid before the Houfe, a Letter he had received from the Hon. Samuel 
Nevill, Efq •, fetting forth his great Trouble in compiling the Index to the Second 
Volume cf Laws, and his Keafons for defining a proper Compenfation thereforj wtiich 
Letter v^as read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The feveral Petitions of Satnuel Brewer, Peter Perrine and Rchert Stockton, and the 
Memorial of William Ouke, relating to Peter Gordon's Lottery, were read the lecond 
Time ; and the Petition of Ezekiel Forman, prefented laft SefTion, was alfo read. 
Ordered, 

That the laid Petitions and Memorial be referred to further Confideration. 

The Petition of Chriflopher Beekman, of Tewkjbury, in the County of Hunterdon, 
praying a Law for a Lottery to fell his Lands; and the Certificate of his Neigh- 
bours relpeding the Truth of the Fads fet forth in his Petition ; were read the fecond 
Time. ^ 

Ordered, 
That faid Petition do lie on the Table. 

Refolved, 
That this Houfe will not countenance Lotteries of a private Nature. 



The Bill, entitled. An Act to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of the Bog Meadows 
lying on each Side of Black- River, intheTo'wnfiipofRoxh\iTy, d5?c. was read the fecond 
Time, and committed to Mr. Miller and Mr. Hart. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till 9 o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 

Saturday, 



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Saturday, November 19, 1763- 

The Houfe met. 

' A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Johannes Rank, John Ddlar, Gecrge 
Kejler and George Hymns, all of the County of Monmouth, fctring forth, that they 
are Foreigners born in Germany, under the Allegiance of Foreign I'owers in Amicy 
\i\th. Great-Britain, but are now fettled in the County oi Monmouth, in this Province, 
and are very defirous of enjoying the Privileges of other the King's Subjects j and 
praying an A<^ 'o naturalize them 5 which was read, and ordered a kcond Reading. 

A Pctitio ■ prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Frontier Inhabitants 

of the Coun Sulfex, fetting forth their great Danger and Diltir^s on Account oi 

the Indians; ; 'ying to be relieved in their Duty by Men from the lower Ir'arts of 

the Province- 'as read, and referred to the Committee of tlie whole Houfe on 
the Govern'- 

The Pcti nine of the Frontier Inhabitants oiSujfex, reprefenting their 

Danger and 1 -ount of the Incurfions of the Indians, was read the lecond 

Time, and reter. mmittee of the whole Houfe on the Governor's Spetcn. 

Mr. Borden, in i - — " the Leave granted by the Houfe, brought in a Bi!!, 

entitled. An Aft for buita^ng nd maintaining a Bridge over Crollwicks Creek, on tie 
Road leading from Bordentown /o IVenton; which was read, and ordered a iccond 
Reading. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on his Excellency's 
Speech -, and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker relumed the Chair, and 
Mr. Learning, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had maae 
fome Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, and defired Leave to fit again. l"o 



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which the Houfe agreed. 



o 



On a Motion made, 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners for Leave to bring in a Bill, for laying a Road over Newtowtt 
Creek to Cooper's Ferries, in Purfuance of a former Order of the Houfe, have Leave 
to bring in faid Bill on Wednefday next, if it appears, that pubiick Notice of this 
Order be in the mean Time given to William Hugg, and others, concerned in faid 
Road, and they do not then oppofe the fame. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning, Nine o'Clock. 

MONDAr, Nove?nber 21, 1763. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Van Giefon, in Behalf' of the Owners and Claimers of the Commons oi Bergen^ 
in Purfuance of the Leave granted laft SefTion, brought in a Bill, entitled, Jn ASt 
appointing Commiffioners for finally fettling and determining the fever al Rights, Titles^ 
and Claims to the Common Lands of the Townfhip of Bergen ; and for making a Partition 
thereof in jufl and equitable Proportions, among thofe who fhall be adjudged by the faid 
Commiffioners to be entitled to the fame; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Wetherill, in Purfuance of the Leave granted on Friday laft, brought in a Bill, 
entitled. An Aft to enable the Owners and Pcffejfors of certain Meadows lying in the 
Townfhip of New-Windfor, and adjoining to Maidenhead, to keep open a certain Ditch 
or IVater-Courfe, which paffeth through thi Land nQW claimed by James Clark j which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. _ 



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The Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Aft to an J£i pajfed in the twelfth Tear of George 
the Second, entitled, Jn Ad: for regulating Taverns, &cc. was read the fecond Time, 
and committed to Mr, Smith, Mr. Reading, Mr. Richard Lawrence iLndMr. Skinner. 

The Petition of John Resker, complaining of the Conduct of Col. Hunt, was 
read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Parties do attend the Houfe, this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock ; and, 
that the Door-keeper do ferve them with a Copy of this Order. 

The Bill, entitled, An kSi fcr building and maintaining a' Bridge over Cvofi^viicks Creek, 
&c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Miller and Mr '^ey. 

Ordered, 

That Mr. Cooper, Mr. Hart, Mr. Johnflcn and Mr. Anderfc e a Committee, 

to bring in a Bill, to revive and amend an Act, entitled, ASuf yry Ad: to the 

Aci, entitled. An Ad: to prevent the killing of Deer out of Seafon \ainfi carrying of 

Guris, and hunting by Pejfons not qualifed ; and alio to amend titled, ^» Ad 

to regulate the Size of Traps to be hereafter fet in this Colony f 

A Petition was prefented to the Houie, from the Inl i)i the Townlhip of 

Fmrfield, m the Coxinty or Cumberland ; letting forth, • two former Petitions 

prefented by them, in Conjundion with the Inhabitants "of the adjacent Townlhip of 
Greenwich, they reprefented the Neceffity of a publick Road and Ferry over Cohanzy 
Greek, from Mark Reeves's, in Fairfeld, to the Town of Greenwich ; and that having 
been informed by Ebenezer Aliller, Efq •, that the Houfe had appointed him to bring 
in a Bill upon that Head; at his Requeft, the Juftices and Town Officers of faid 
Towr.fliips did meet together, to affix upon the Place where the faid Road fliould go ; 
at which Meecing it was propofed, by the prefent Petitioners, that they at their own 
Expence v.ould make and maintain the faid Road, if they the Inhabitants of Greenwich, 
would agree to have it laid en the Weft Side of Cohanzy Creek i which was rejeded; 
that then they propofed to leave the Determination of the Affair to one indifferent 
Perfon ; to which all agreed ; a Perfon was nominated and agreed upon, a Copy of 
which Agreement they fend herewith •, to which Agreement, they the Inhabitants of 
Greenwich, have fince refufed to ftand ; and fetting forth, that if the Inhabitants of 
Greenwich will make and maintain the Whole of the Road, upon the Eaft Side of 
faid Creek, where they contend to have it, they the Petitioners are willing; and praying 
the Houfe to pafs fuch an Ad, as they in their Wifdom fliall judge beft ; which 
Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Readin"-. 

A Petition was prefented to the Hoyfe, from Sixty of the Inhabitants of Cape-May, 
reprefenting, that a Report prevails there, that a Petition is to be laid before the Houfe, 
to procure a L.aw to erect a Court-houfe at Daniel Ha?id's ; and offering divers Reafons 
why the Prayer of that Petition ought not to be granted ; which was read, and ordered 
a fecond Reading;. 



o 



The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

The Petition from Johannes Kank, and other Foreigners, prayinor an Ad for their 
Naturalization, was read the fecond Time ; and a Certificate was produced from the 
Honourable Charles Read, Efq; of their having taken the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy, and made and fubfcribed the Declaration by Law appointed . 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Richard Lawrence and Mr. Anderfon have Leave to bring in a Bill for 
their Naturalization. 

D According 



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According to the Order of the Houfe of this Morning, Col. Hunt and John Reeker 
attending, were called in, and their feveral Allegations tally heard. 
Ordered., 
That the Petition of the faid Reeker do lie on the Table. 
' Ordered, 

That Mr. Van Giefon and Mr. Dey do examine the Mufter-Rolls'of the Year 1761, 
and report to the Houfe, whctlier they find the Name of Jchi Reeker entered as a 
■Perfon in the Pay of the Province after the 25th Jugujl, 1 761 . 

The Bill, entitled. An A&appointipg Conmiijfwners for finally fettling and determining 
the feveral Righs, 'Titles, and Claims to the Common Lands of the Toianfhip 0/ Bergen, 
&c. was read fecond Time, and committed to Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Dey. 

On a Motior. de, 

Ordered, 
That fiich of freeholders and Inhabitants of the Counties of Salem and Cumber- 

land, as may h; ^^hing to lay before this Plouie, relating to the afcertaining the 

Line between q unties, do attend on Thurfday next, at Three o'Clock in the 

Afternoon. 

\. 

A Petition was pK ■> the Houfe, from 1 1 3 of the Inhabitants of Cape-May, 

fetting forth, that in i. . ler Seafon there are only two Sorts of Fiih, that refort 
to that County in any confiaerable Quantities, namely, Sheepfliead and Blue-fifh, and 
they not in fuch Numbers as to afford an extenfive Piihery lor Exportation, without 
diminifliing and driving them from their acceffible Haunts; and that the Petitioners 
underftand. a Scheme is on Foot, for driving a large Fifhery at that Place; which will, 
in a few Years, lo diminilh the Qiiantities of the Fifh, that the Freeholders will not be 
able to furnilh their Tables with that neceffary and delicious Rcpaft ; and praying a Law 
to prevent the Exportation of Fifli from the County of Cape-May by Water i which 
Petition was read, and ordered a iecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 

'Tiiefday, November 22, 1763. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Richard Lawrence, in Purfuance of the Leave granted Yeflerday, brought in 
a Bill, entitled, An Aft to naturalize Johannes Kank, John Dellar, George Kefler 
and George Himns ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Miller, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the 
Owners and Poffefjors of the Bog Meadows lying on each Side of Black-River, in the 
1'ownfhipof Roxbury, &c. was committed, reported the fame with feveral Amend- 
ments thereto ; which Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places; and on the 
Queftion, Whether the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled, or not .? It palled in the 
Affirmative. 

Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled. 

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houle, on his 
Excellency's Speech ; and after fome Time i'pent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the 
Chair, and Mr. Learning, Chairman of the Committee, reported. That the Committee 
had made fome further Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, and dciired Leave to 
fit again. To which the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Tm'O, P. M. 

The Houfc met. The 



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The Petition from the TownlTiip of Fairfield, in the County of Cumberland, praying 
a Road and Ferry over Cohanzy Creek ; was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petition do lie on the Table. 
Refoh-ed, 

That if the Inhabitants of the Townfhips of Fairfield and Greenwich, Ihall agree 
to leave the Settlement of the Matter in Difference, to the Freeholders to be cholen 
next Year, for tlie faid Townfhips ; and the faid Freeholders fhall certify their Av/ard 
to the Houle, under their Hands ; that this Houfe will pafs a Bill to confirm the faid 
Award. 

The Houfe again refblved itfelf into a Committee of the whole H je, on his Ex- 
cellency's Speech ; and after fome Time Ipent therein, Mr. Speaker r ned the Chair, 
and Mr. Learning, Chairman of the Committee, reported. That t' Jommittee had 
gone thro' his Excellency's Speech, and had come ta fundry Re*" ons ; which by 
Leave, he reported as follows ; to 'u;iL \ 

1 . Refoh-ed, V 

That an humble Addrcis be prefented to his Excellency, ' , to his Speech. 

To which the Houfe agreed. / 

2. Refohed, 

That a proper Compcnfation for marching the Milit' .efend the Frontiers 

againfl the Incurfions oi the Indians, be made. To wh ..i the Houie agreed. 
g. Refilled, 
That the Committee do not efteem it expedient at this TimiC to grant the Requi- 
fition of Six Hundred Men, for an offenfive Operation ; but think it more advif^ble to 
confine themfelves to the Defence of the Frontiers of this Colony. To which the 
Houfe agreed. t 

4. Refitved, 

That Two Hundred Men be granted for the Defence of the laid Frontiers. To 
which the Houfe agreed. 

5. Refill: ed. 

That for defraying the Expences thereof, there be ftruck the Sum of ^. 10,000, in 
Bills of Credit, to be lunk by Tax. To which the Houfe agreed. 

6. Refihed, 

That a Bill be brought in, to prevent the Sale of Military Stores to any Indians 
without Licence from the Commander in Chief of this Colony, for the Time being. 
To which the Houfe agreed. 

7. Refihed, 

That a Month's Additional Pay be given to the Detachment of the New-Jerfiy 
Troops, lately ftationed at ISliagara. To which the Houie agreed. 

8. Refihed, 

That a Bill be brought in, to revive and' amend the late Law for regulating the 
Militia of this Province. To which the Houle agreed. 

9. Refihed, 

That Mr. Speaker and Mr. Attorney General, or either of them, be impowered by 
iaw, to adjull: the Accounts for Subfiftance of the I^eiv-Jerfiy Troops, with the com- 
'manding Officer of his Majefty's Forces in Ncrth-America, or other proper Officer, 
and receive the Sum due thereon ; allowing thereout to James Napier, Efq; Six Pounds 
Eighteen Shillings and Nine Pence Sterling, as his Account againft the Province, for 
Hofpital Money to this Time ; and pay the net Proceeds to one of the Trcafurers of 
this Province ; firft dedudling all reafonable Expences ; fubmitting their Accounts to 
the Houle of Affcmbly ; and that they be allowed a proper Compenfation for their 
Trouble. To which the Houfe agreed. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Smith, Mr. Reading, Mr. Skinner, Mr. Anderfon, and Mr. Miller, be 
a Committee, to prepare and bring in the Draught of an Addrefs to his Excellency, 
in Anfwer to his Speech. Ordered, 



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-Ordered, 
That Mr. IVetherill, Mr. Learning, Mr. Hart, and Mr. Hoghland, be a Committee 
to prepare and bring in a Bill for the Defence of the Frontiers. 
Ordered 
That Mr. S-picer, Mr. John Lawrence, Mr. Dey and Mr. Johnjlon, be a Committee 
to prepare 'and bring in a Bill to revive and amend the late Militia Law. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Borden, Mr. Van Giefon and Mr. Keafiey, be a Committee to prepare and 
bring in a Bill to prevent the Sale of military Stores to any Indians without Licenle from 
the Commander in Chief of this Colony for the Time being. 
Ordere ' 
That Mr. .. mer and Mr. Jchn La-zvrence, be a Committee to prepare and bring in 
a Bill, to prov for divers incidental Charges. 

The Letter t e Honourable Samuel Nevill, Efq •, praying a Compenfation for 

compiling the I the Jecond Volume of Laws, was read the fecond Time ; and oa 

the Queftion, ^ il be allowed for that Service ? It was carried for £. 20. 
Ordered, 

That the fami ided for accordingly; and that^^. 10, be allowed him for 

attending the Court • and Terminer in EJfex, in O^oler a.nd November 1762, 

according to a former ••ion of the Houfe. 

• yir.Wetherill, from the Committee appointed to that Service, brought in a Bill 
entitled. An ASi for making current Ten 'Thcufaud Pounds in Bills of Credit, to enable the 
Inhabitants of this Colony to protetl and defend their Frontiers from any Invaficns icbich 
may be made upon the fame by the Enemy ; and more particularly fcr making Provif^cn for 
the Gaurd and Defence of the Frontiers of thiy Province, along the River Delaware, in the 
County of Suflex, and other Places adjacent, by fitting up and repairing Block-Houfes, and 
fupplying the fame with fuch a Number of Forces as fiall be thought nectffary for that 
Purpofe ; and alfo fcr directing the Manner of Sinking the faid Bills of Credit ; which was 
read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Francis Baird, and Thomas Carharty 
of Scmerfet County, fetting forth, that they did in the Month of May lart, petition the 
Houfe, and therein they obferved, that they were informed, one Hugh Gordon, then a 
Prifoner for Debt in Somerfet Gaol, purpoled to petition the Houfe for an infolvent 
Aft ; and that becaufe of his refufing to comply with the Offers and Propofals made to 
him by his Creditors, the Petitioners did then pray, that if fuch Aft fhould pafs, he the 
faid Hugh Gordon might be exempted ; and further fetting forth, that about four Weeks 
ago, he and his Creditors made an Agreement, that he fliould render the one equal Half 
of his Wages to them ; upon which he was'&fet at Liberty, and Work for him was 
provided ; but they the Petitioners are informed, that a few Days ago he did quit his 
Work, and return to the faid Goal, with Expeftation to have the Benefit of an infolvent 
Aft, in Cafe it fliould pafs ; and praying, that he the laid Cordon may be exempted from 
the Benefit of the Act ; which Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prcfented to the Houfe, from George Willocks Leflie, letting forth,' 
tJiat a Judgment in Partition of certain Lands in Hunterdon, was had in the Supreme 
Court, \xi November Ttxvn, in the 3 2d Year of his late Majefty, between the Petitioner 
and his four Brothers ; and that fince that Judgment was entered, the Petitioner and 
the others interefted, have difcovered, upon a Re-llirvey of the Lands, that by fome 
Miilake, divers Parcels of Lands^ to thi; Amount of 3 or 400 x-^cres, were left out of 
the faid Partition ; and fpecifying other Errors in the faid Partition ; and further fetting 
forth, that the Pedtioner and his Brothers have procured eight of the fame Jurors who 
made the Partition, with four other Perlons living near the Premifes, tore-examine the 
faid Partition, and (by the Afliftance of Benjamin Morgan a Surveyor) to correft the 
Miftakes aforefaid, who, from an aftual Re-furvey made, have upon Oath made aa 

equal 



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equal Divlfion among the Petitioner and his faid Brothers •, and praying Leave to bring 
in a Bill tor vacating the faid lirft Partition, and the Judgment thereon, and for con- 
firmin'T tiie laft mentioned Divifion made of the faid Lands ; which Petition was read, 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 
Wednejday, November 23, 1763. 

The Koufe met. 

The Bill, entitled, y^;; Ad /o «^/«ra&^ Johannes Kank, JohnDellar, George Keder 
and George Himns ; was read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, ordered to be 
envroiicd. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

A Memorial was prefented to the Houfe, from Daniel Smit^ ) Surveyor General 
of the WefteinDivifion, fetting forth. That the S.ifety o^ ^Aoprietary Records 
under Care of the iMemorialift, being of great Impo , and the Concern of 

every freeholder in the Weftern Divifion, and many other .I'akes it highly expedient 
as he conceives, that a feparace Houfe fhould be built for t.ieir Reception ; and that he 
having ii.idcrftood, that at the Time the Secretary's Office was provided for, it was the 
Intention of the Le-^iilature, that fuch a Houfe fhould alfo in Time be eredled, 
emboldens him the ivkmorialill, to pray the fam.e may be taken into Confideration, 
and fuch Steps purfued therein, as to the Wil'dom of the Legiflature Ihall feem meet ; 
which Meinorial was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. * 

The Houfe adjourn'd for Half an Hour. 

The Houfe met. 

Four Petitions were prefented to the Houle, and read, from the Townfhips of 
Gloucejier, Newton and fVaterford, Greenwich and Egg-Harbour, in the County of 
Glouccfltr, oE'ering their Reafons againft a Bill for building a Bridge, and making a 
Road over Newtown Creek, to Cooper^ Ferries ; and three Petitions for the faid Bill 
now prefented, and two prefented laftSeffion, were alio read; and in Puriuancc of 
the Order of the Houfe of Saturday laft, the Parties for and againft the laid Read 
and Bridge attending, were called in, and tiieir leveral Allegations and Proofs fiilly 
heard, and the Confideration of the Matter was referred till To-morrow Morning. 

" The Bill, entitled. An KQi. for making^current 'ten T!houfand Founds in Bills of Credit, 
to enable the Inhabitants of this Colony to proteS and defend their Frontiers, ^c. was 
read the lecond Time, Paragraph by Paragraph, and am.ended in the Houie ; and on 
the Queftion, Wtjether the faid Bill as amended, be engroiled, or not ? it pafled in 
the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 

Thurfday, November 2^, 1763. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. John Lawre}jce, in Purfuance of the Leave granted laft Seffion, brought in a 

Bill, entitled, Jn A& for laying out a Road from Newark, in the County of Eflex, to 

PaulusfsHook, on Hudjcn^s River, in the County of Bergen ; and for the ereSling and 

ifialUjhing Ferries acfcfs the Rivers PalVaick and Hackinfack j which was read, and ordered 

a fccond Reading. E The 



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The two engrofled Bills, entitled, An Adl to naturalize Jchannes Kmk, Jchn Dellar^ 
George Kefler^ and George Himns ; and Jn Aft to enable the O-xr.ers and Poj[e£crs of the 
Bog Meadows lying on each Side of Black-River, in the T'ownfJjip of Roxbury, in the 
County of Morris, to drain the fame ; were read and compared ; and on the Queftion > 
Refolved^ 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Reading and Mr. Anderfon do carry the above Bills to the Council, for 
Concurrence. 

The Houfe refumed theConfideration of the Petitioners for and againft a Road and 
Brido-e over the Mouth oiNeivtown Creek, to Cooper's Ferries, in the County of GIoucejL^r; 
and on the Queftion, Whether the Prayer of the Petitions for the faid Road and iiridge 
be "ranted, or not ? it palfed in the Affirmative. 

YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAY. 

Mr. Skinner, Mr. Dej, Mr. MiHir, Mr. C/ement. 

Mr. Johnficn, ' ^r. Smith, Mr. Ksafiiy, 

Mr. WilheriU, J. Laiurenci, Mr. Ltc.tmng, 

Mr. R. Lcwrtnct, '■„ "doughty, Mr. Spic^r, 

Mr. Andirjon, '■dtn, Mr. Rtading, 

Mr. Hoghland, Ivi^ Ur, Mr. Hart. 

Mr. Van Girjen, 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Cooper, in Behalf of the Petitioners, have Leave to bring in a Bill for 
the above Purpofe. 

Mr. Reading repotted, that Mr. Anderfon and himfelf delivered the Bills with them 
cntrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Borden, from the Committee appointed to that Service, brought in a Bill, 
entitled. An Aft to prohibit the Selling of Guns, Gun-Powder, or other IVarlike Stores., 
to the Indians ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Half an Hour after Two, P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

The Petition from George Willocks Lefie, praying a Law for fetting afide a Judg- 
ment in Partidon of certain Lands in Hunterdon, and eftabli.fhing another Divifion 
made thereof; was read the fecond Time, and it appearing, that pnblick Notice in the 
Papers, has been properly given of this Application, and no Objections being made 
againft the fame. 

Ordered, ~' 

That Mr. Reading, in Behalf of the Petitioner, have Leave to bring in a Bill 
accordingly. 

Mr. Reading accordingly brought in a Bill, entidcd. An Aft to fet afide a Partition 
of Lands in the County of Hunterdon, in the Province of New-Jerfcy, lately made by 
Virtue of a Writ of Partition, between the Sons of George Leflie, late cf the City of 
Perth-Amboy, deceafed, and to vacate the Judgment entered thereupon ; and alfo to con- 
firm another Partition or Divifion of the faid Lands, lately made among the Sons of the 
faid George Leflie, as herein after mentioned ; which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. , 

In Purfuance of the Order of the Houfe, of Monday laft, divers Inhabitants of the 
Counties of Salan and Cumberland, attending, were called in, and what they had to 
offer with refpeft to afcertaining the Line between the faid Counties, was heard ; and 
on the Queftion, Whether a Bill be brought in to afcertain the Line or not? Itwaa 
carried in the Affirmative. ^ . 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Miller and Mr. Keofbey^ do bring in faid Bill. 

The 



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The Bill, entitled, An A6\.to enable the Owners and Popjfors cf certain Meado'-j;s^ 
lying vtth'e'TGwnjbip 0/ New-'WinJfor, and adjoining to Maidcnheid, cs'f. was read 
the fecoad Time, and conimicccd to Mr. Hart and Mr. Hogbland. 

. A Petition was prelented to the Houfc, and read, from the Juftices and Freeholders 
of Cafe-May^ for removing the Court-Houle and Gaol of iaid County, to Daniel 
Hand's ; and tiie feveral Petitions prelented this Sellfon, tor and againft the faid Removal, 
were read the fecond Time ; and divers Perions attending from C^p^-Ai^,)', were called 
•in, and their Allegations heard; and on the Quel^ion, Whether the Prayer of the 
Petitioners for the Fvemoval, be granted or not ? it was carried in the Affirmative. 
YEAS. YEAS. YEAS, NAY. 

Mr. Skinner, Mr. Fan Gkfon, Mr. Cocptr, Mr. Learning. 

Mr. Jahf'Jlon, Mr. Diy, Mr. MilUr, 

Mr. IVetherill, Mr. Smith, Mr. Keajbty, 

Mr. R. La^Mreacey Mr. 7. Lawrence, Mr. Spicer, ^ 

Mr. Andcrfcn, Mr. Borden, Mr. Reading, 

Mr. Highland, Mr. Clenuat, Mr. Hart. 

Ordered, \ 

That Mr. Sjpicer have Leave, in Behalf cf the faid Petiti' js, to bring in a Bill, 

accordingly. • * 

The Houf." adjourn'd till Nine o' Clock To-Morrov , jrning. ' 

Friday, No'vember 25, 1763. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Miller, from the Committee to whom the Eil!, entitled, Jn Aft for 
luilding and maintaining a Br a^Ji. -Bridge over Croffwicks Creek, en ihe^ Road leading 
from Bordentown to Trenton, was committed, reported the fame v/ith feveral Amend- 
ments thereto ; v/hich Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places -, and on the 
Q^iefcion, Whether the Lid Bill as amended be engroffed, or not ? it paffed in the 

Affirmative. 

YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Skimer, Mr. Smith, Mr. Keafi:y, Mr. IVetheriU, Mr. Doughty^ 

Mr. Johtiften, Mr. J. Lawrence, Mr. Learning, Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. Clement, 

Mr. Anderfcn, Mr. Borden, Mr. Reading, Mr. Hogblar.d, Mr. Cocper. ■ 

Mr. Van Giejon, Mr. Miller, Mr. Hart. 
Mr. Dey. 

Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as ame.aded, be engroffed. • 

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of the Memorial of William Ouke, and the 
feveral Petitions of Peter Perrine and Robert Stockton, Samuel Br eiver znd Ezekiel Forimfi, 
relpecling Peter Gordo?i"s Lottery ; and on the Queftion, Whether a Bill be brought in 
to e.xplain and amend the former Law for vacating Peter Cordon'^ Lottery, or not ? ic 

was carried in the Negative. 

YEAS. NAYS, NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Smith, Mr. Skinner, Mr. Fan Girfon, Mr. Cooper, 

Mr. John Lawrence, Mr. Johrjion, Mr. Dey, Mr. Miller, 

Mr. Learning. Mr. H'ethirill, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Keajbey, 

Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. Borden, Mr. Reading, 

Mr. Anderfon, Ml.-CUmeat, Mr. Hart. 
Mr. Hogkldnd, 

Ordered, 
That the faid RlemoHal and Petitions do lie on the Table. 

The Bill, entitled. An K&. to Jet cfide a Partition of Lands in the County o/HunterdoOj 
in the Province of New- Jerfey, lately made by Virtue of a IVrit of Partition between the 
Sons of George Leflie, ^c. was read the fecond Time, and coir.mitted to Mr. Skinner 
a£d Mr. Hart. 

Mr. 



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Mr. Cooper, by Leave of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Acl to empo'wer 
the Surveyor General of the JVeJiern Birifion, to fear ch for, and collet Papers, Charts, 
Maps and Records, relating to his Office; which was read, and ordered a iecond Reading. 

The Bill, entitled. An Ad: for the Relief of poor difireffed Prifoners for Belt; vva§ 
read the Iecond Time, and committed to Mr, Doughty and Mr. Ckment. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to prohibit the felling of Guns, Gm-Po-j:dcr, and other 
nvarlike Stores to the Indians; was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Z,^a;»;/;^ 
and Mr. Johnfton. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Hart, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled, An Aft io enable the 
Owners and Poffeprs of certain Meado-dus, lying in the To-dinfJ:ip of New-Vv'indfor, and 
rt^««/>/o- /(? Maidenhe \ fcfc. was committed, reported the lame, with feveral Amend- 
ments thereto ; whic., ' and Amendments were read ; and on the Quefiicn, Whether 
the faid Bill as amendt "ngroffed or not ? it paiTed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amenacd, be engrofied. 

A MefTac-e from the Council, by Mr. Read, informing the Houfe, that the Council 
have paiTed'^ Bill, entitled. An A&for the Prefervaiion of Fifh in the i?zx;fr Delaware, 
^c. and defire the Concurrence of this Houfe thereto ; which was read, and ordered 
a fecond Reading. 

The Petition from Cape-May, praying a Law to prevent the Exportation of Fifh 
from that County by Water ; was read the fecond Time, and on the Queflion, Whether 
the Prayer of the Petition be granted or not ? it paffed in the Negative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petition do lie on the Table. 

The Memorial from Tiamd Smith, jun. Surveyor General of the Weftern Divifion, 
defiringthata Houfe m.ay be provided for the Reception of the Proprietary Records, 
was read the fecond Time -, and the Confideration thereof is referred till next Seffion. 

Mr. Speaker laid hdort the Houfe, a Letter he had received from James Parker, 
Efq; Prc-fident of the Council of Proprietors oftheEaftern Divifion, praying, that 
the Bill for the Regulation of Bergen Commons, may be poftponed till next Sffllon, 
when the Eaftern Proprietors may have an Opportunity of being heard againft it; which 
Letter was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock, To-morrow Morning 

Saturday, November 26, 1763. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Wetherill, by Leave of the Houfe granted lafl: Seffion, brought in a Bill, entitled. 
An A6t to enable the Corporation of the City of New-Bmnfwick, to build and repair the 
Court-Houfe and Gaol in the faid City ; and to raife Money en the Inhmiants cf the faid 
City for that Purpofe ; whicii was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Learning, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Acl toprohiUtt^e 
felling 'of Guns, Gun-powder or other warlike Stores, to the Indians, was ccmnuttfd, 
reported the fame, with one A mendm.ent thereto -, which Bill and Amendment,, ^v^ 
read ; and on the Qiieftion, Whether the faid Bill as amended, beengroffcd, or npt i it 
was carried in the Aifirmative. Ordered^ 



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Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An ^^ for building and maintaining a Draw-Bridge ever 
Croflwicks Creek, on the Road leading from Bordentown to Trenton, was read and 
compared ; and on the Queftion : 
Refelved, 
That the fame do pals. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Borden and Mr. John Lawrence do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for 
Concurrence. 

The Bill, entitled, An Aft for laying out a Road from Newark, in the County of 
Eflcx, to Paulus-Hook, on Hudlbn's River, in the County of Bergen, and for the erecting 
and ejiablifhing Ferries acrofs the Rivers Paflaick «W Hackinfackj was read the fecdnd 
Time, and referred to be confidered of at next Seffion. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to empower the Surveyor General of the Wejlern Bivijion, to 
colleEi Papers, Charts, Maps and Records, relating to his Office; was read the fecond 
Time, and committed to Mr. Learning and Mr. Clement. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Samuel Rogers and Ifaac Rogers, letting 
forth, that fundry Farms and Plantations were left them, by the laft Will and Tefta- 
ment of their Father, deceafed, which they are defirous to fell ; but finding an Appea- 
rance of Intail or Incumbrance, they pray a Law, to enable them to make clear and 
fufficient Titles to fiid Lands ; and a Certificate was alfo prefented from Jefeph Bcrdea, 
jun. and Elizabeth his Wife, and Jofeph Kirkbride and Mary his Wife, Sons in Law and 
Daughters of the Teftator, that they are willing fuch a Law fhould be enacted; which 
Petition and Certificate were read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Anderfon, irom. the Committee appointed to that Service, brought in a Bill, 
entitled, A Supplementary Aft to the Aft, entitled. An Aft to regulate the Size of Traps 
to be hereafter fet in this Colony ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Bill, entitled, An hB. for the Prefervation of Fijh in the iJrj^r Delaware, &c. 
was read the fecond Time •, and on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill be committed or 
not ? Itpafled in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill be committed to Mr. Spicer, Mr. Reading, Mr. Skinner and Mr.- 
Cocper. 

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Lawrence and himfelf had delivered the Bill with 
them intrufted, to Mr. Afhfield, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

A Mefiage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary, in thcfe Words. 

Gentlemen, 
« A S I find, by your Minutes, that the Sum which you propofe granting 

< ,/jL fo"" the Protcdlion of the Frontiers, is intended to be ftruck in Paper 

* Currency, I think it my Duty to lay before you, a Copy of the Royal Inftruc- 
tion to me on that Head, together with Copies of four other Inftrudions 

* relative to the Difpofition of the publick Money when raifcd. — You will 

< readily perceive, that thefc Inftrudions are calculated for the Good of the 

* Province ; and, however former AiTemblies may have deviated from them on 

* particular Exigencies, I cannot but hope, that you will gladly embrace the 
' fiiit Opportunity of complying with what is fo neceflary, to prevent one Branch 

* of the Lcgiflature from interfering with the proper Powers of another, and 

* to fa\e the Province from the Mifchiefs which attend an over Quantity of 

* Paper Currency. F ' I have 



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' I HAVE this Minute received a Letter from Major General Gagf, who 

* fucceeds Sir Jefferv Amherst in the Command of his Majefty's Forces 
' m America. By theExtrad: thereof, which I herewith communicate to you, 
.' — you will find, that the General enforces the NecefTity of the Requifitioii 
' made by his Predecellor. I flatter myfeif that his Expectations from this 

* Province will not be difappointed. 

' Nov. 26. ij6t^. JV. franklin. 

And the faid Mcflage and Papers lent therewith, were read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 



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The engrofled Bill, entitled. An A€t to enable the Oivners and PcJIiJfcrs of certain 
Meadows, lying in the TownJInp of New- Windier, and adjoining to Maidenheau, /i? 
keep open a certain Ditch or V/ater-Courfe iihich pafj'eth through the hand now claimed by 
James Clark, was read and compared ; and on cne Queiuon j 
Refolvedy 

That the fame do pafs. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Anderfon and Mr. Hcghland do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for 
Concurrence. 

Mr. Anderfon reported, that Mr. Hoghland and himfelf delivered the Bill with them 
entrulled, to Mr. AMeld, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 



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The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 
■ The Houfe met. . 

His Excellency's Meflage and Papers lent therewith this Morning, were read the 
fecond Time. , 

Ordered, 

That Mr. Skinner and Mr. Learning do wait on his Excelknc7, and in Anlvvcr to 
his Meflage of this Day, inform him. That Nothing but a Matter ot the greatefl 
Importance and Neceffity could have induced us to offer a Bill on Terms to v/hich we 
underlfand his Excellency is fo extremely reluftant : That we perceive the Infrruftion 
he is pleafed to communicate relating to Paper Money, is the farr.e that his Excellency's 
five immediate Predecelfors, as Comm.anders in Chief of this Province, have infilled 
upon; and yet found it for his Majefty's Service abfolutely neceflary to vary from 
them in repeated Inftances. 

That 



Dr. The Colony of New-Jerfey, to Aaron Leam.ing, for paying the Ncw-Jerfey 

To fundry Receipts and Vouchers examined and allowed by the Committee, 
amounting to -------- 

To Commiffions on £^. 1583, at Tivo per Cent. ». - .• 



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c- 


1624 : II : 5 
31 : 13:0 




£■ 


1 6 - 6 - 04 - 3 




taMMH 





l^ovemher 2%, 1763. We the Subtribers, Three of the Committee appointed to fettle Publick 
Accounts, have examined the Vouchers and Receipts reLtive to th^ above Account, and 
report the fanve accordingly. 

JOHN JOHNSTON, 
JOHN IFETHERILL, 
G&QRGE KEJDINGr 



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That the Variation now propofed is the fame, and the Neceffity equal, if not 
greater : — That moll, if not all the Colonies of North-America, who aflifted in the late 
War, have had tlie lame Difficulty to get over ; and yet have been obliged to do it, 
and at Times when the Necefiiry was leis than at prefent.— That the diftrefled Circum- 
ftance of our Frontiers is fuch, that if it had not been for the early and prudent Steps 
his Excellency has taken, by fending up the Militia, great Depopulation and Confufion 
mufl h^ve followed, if not m.any Lives loft, in a Manner too fhocking lor us to 
mention. — That the great Hardfhips the Militia have already fuiTercd, makes it very 
unequal to expeft they could have aflifted much longer. — That every Year till the 
Time propofed in the preient Law for finking the Money, is exceedingly loaded with 
Taxes, occafioned through the repeated Exertions of this Province in the late glorious 
V/ar. — That the immediate Want of Money, and Impofiibiiity of raifing it but by an 
Emiflion in the Manner propofed, muft make it evident, that we have not willingly 
attempted to increaie our Paper Currency ; tho' our Lands and Eftates being mort- 
gaged, is Security that n^ver has or can be queftioned ; and the Way that Currency 
makes for fenuing Silver and Gold to pay our Debts in Britain, rather increafes its 
Credit, the longer it circulates ; and it being Yearly funk in large Sums, when the 
Addition now offered is made, the Currency will be lefs by upwards of ;^. 20,000, 
than it was in the late War ; neither is the Time for finking itVo long as hath been 
b-fore.— That this ceing a plan State of Fadls., v/e .hope, the diftrefled Situation of 
our Frontiers, and the unavoidable Neceffity of the Meaiure, will plead its Excufe. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Afternoon Two o'Clock. 
MONDAr, November 28, 1763. 

The Houfe met. 

the engrofled Bill, entitled. An AcT: to prohibit the felling of Guns, Guii-Pcti-der or 
ether warlike Stores, to the Indians, was read and compared ; and en the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That tne fame do pafs. . ' 

Ordered, 
That M.t.I)ey and Mr. Jchnfon do carry the faid Bill to the Council for Concurrence. - 

Mr. Cooper, on Behalf of the Owners and PofTeflbrs of the Meadows on the Head of 
JVocdbury Creek, in the County of Gkucefter, in Purfuance of the Leave granted in 
September, 1762, brought in a Bill, entitled, A>t A& to enable the O-wners avd Pcffeffors 
cf the Meado-^s on the Head of Vv'oodbury Creek, to clear out the fame ; which was read-, 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 



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Mr. Reading, from the Committee on the publick Accounts, made the followbg 
Report. To which the Houfe agreed. 



Regiment, for the Month of 'Novtmhtv, 1760, per Contra Cr; 

1760, Dicem.ij. By Cafh receiver! from the Hon. ^sdV/iw >i»/?c;7, Efq: - /.'7^6-oi:-o 

2j. By Ditto received from Ditto, - - _ _ . .• Alqc'-o 

»76i> January I. By Ditto received from Saww/ 5»ifV^, Efq; - - - • . ico i co - o 

3. By Ditto received from Ditto, ---.__ i8i-o-'o 

Jpril 3. By Ditto received from the Hon. Andreivjohnfton, Efq; - ► l8l : oc : o 

Deam. 12. By Ditto received from Ditto, - - - . . . ^.'.^'^ 

1762, March 10. By DmorcQeivid from Samuel Smiti, Efq; - . _ - Oril-o 

1652 •.oi:&' 

Ballancc due to jtaron Ltamiag, - - 4:02:9 

£. l 6<;6:o4.:^ 

Ms. 



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Mr. Bey reported, that Mr. Johnfton and himfelf delivered the Bill with them 
cntrufted, to Mr. Morris^ the Speaker of the CounciL, 

Mr. Miller, in Purfuance of the Order of the Houfe of Thurfday laft, brought in a 
Bill, entitled. An Adl for the better and more effelitial afcertaining the Boundaries between 
the Counties of Salem and Cumberland ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An KGcfor making current 'Ten Thoufand Pounds in Bills 
of Credit, to enable the Inhabitants of this Colony to proteSl and defend their Frontiers 
from any Invafions which may be made upon the fame by the Enemy ; and more particularly 

for 



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Dr. 'The Province of New-Jerfcy, to Colonel William Mac Donald, 

To the Amount of his feveral Pay-Rol!s, from the Time of Inliftment, to 

xht fir^ of No'vember, I762, --.--.£. 1644:02:06 

To the Amount of Capt. C»>-r>i?//'5 ditto, for the above Time. - . . _ 1056:19:00 

To the Amount of Capt. /"fl/i«r's ditto, from I oth M«)i to iR. Nt)--vernier, ij6z, - 558:05:11 
To Cafli paid Aitam Shanxi, Enfign, Two Months and Two Days Pay, from 

'&\!ci March Xo \oX}a. May, 1762, --.... i3:i6:lo"^ 

To Ditto paid Capt. Falkner, as above, - - - - - - - -21: 02: 00 

To Contingent Charges, njiz. Doftor's Bill, conveying the Sick, Baggage, i^c. 

per Vouchers, - - - - - - - - - 88:16:01 



3383:02:04 
To Commiffions at Tiue ptr Cent. - - - - - - - - 67:13:02! 



C. 3450:15:06^ 



The Petition from Samuel Rogers and Ifaac Rogers, defiring a Law to explain the 

Will of their Father decealed ; and a Certificate from Jojepb Borden and his Wh'e, 

&nd Jofeph Kirkbride and his Wife, Daughters of the Teftator, of their Willingneis 

that fuch a Law Ihould be enadted j were read the fecond Time •, and on the Queition, 

Ordered, 

That Mr. John Lawrence, in Behalf of the Petitioners, have Leave to bring in 
a Bill accordingly. 

On a Motion made ; 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Hart have Leave to bring in a Bill, to build a Stone Bridge over Affan- 
pink, at Trenton. 

A Petition was prefcnted to the Houfe, from fundry of the Judges, Juftices of the 
Peace, Grand-Jury, and other Inhabitants of the County of Salem, at their County 
Court, fetting forth the many Inconveniences attending the Fairs held twice a Year at 
the Town of Salem ; and praying an Aft to fuppreis the laid Fairs entirely ; which 
Petition was read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock, To-morrow Morning. 

Tuefday, 



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for making Prcvifion for the Guard and Defence of the Frontiers of this Province don, 

^If'"''?/ r^'/^'^SPT^-^ ^"^^^' -^d^tker Places adjacent, byfit luTa^d 
repatrtng Block-Houfes andfupplytng the fame -u^ith fucb a Number of Forcls as Zlbe 
thought neceffary for that P.rpofe; and alfo for die^ng the ManL oT^nHLthfad 
Bills of Creatt; was read and compared , and on the Ot.eftion, ^ ^ ^ 

Refohed, ^ ' 



That? the fame do pafs 
Ordered, 



cur^nce.'^''' '^^'''"" '"'' ^'- ^""'"^ ''° "'"^ ''« ^'"^ ™ '° ">= Council, for Co,^ 



Contra _, 

Cr. 

1762, May II, By Cafh received of J„^rn^ y„;^„ff^„ Ej-_. 

14, By Ditto received of Ditto, . ' . " " " jC- 326:05:00 

17, By Ditto received of Ditto' 210:00:00 

24, By Ditto received of Ditto,' ■-""""■" 600:00:00 

Decern.^, By Ditto received of Srsp/h'en Sh-«»er Efa- ' ' ' ' 43 • -• 05 : 00 

16, By Ditto received of Ditto. . " " " 90:09:00 
24, By Ditto received of 5«W 5»/>^, Efa- ' - " ' " " '38:17:04 

Feir. i. By Ditto received of Ditto, . " " " '1500:00:00 

17, By Ditto received of Supif'„ S^i^ner, Efq;' .' ' ' ' H-°°-oo 

' ^» " - - 60 : 00 : 00 

BallanceduetoCol.il/..i)W4i - . ^'^o-ln-ot^ 



£■ 3450: '5 :°6' 

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Ve ^'^^-^'--^b- We.^^^^ above Account, and Vouchers relative thereto, and report 

November 22, lySt. . , 

^ ^ JOSEPH BORDEN, jun. 

GEORGE READING, 
JOHN JOHNSTON. 



Tuefday, November 29, 1763. 
The Houfe met. 



th,f h!'l'"°" cT'' P''^'"u'^ I? *''" "°"''^' f'-""^ ^^«>''^"« 5r,:^/^/«;^//, fetting forth 
that he was a Serieant in the New^'^prifv R^rY;,^=^.. ■ r 1 "' "='■'•'"& iurun, 

of Fnficrn T^.rA. rLv>- ^^^^ •/^'^^O' Kegimcnt in 1762; that on the Refienation 

cf^ofd2en-ed It '^^'''^f''^^ to whom the Bill, entitled. An A^for the Relief 
LTtnit^i^^^^^^^^ committed, reported the fame without Amend- 

ment , and the fame was read ; and on the Queftion, ordered to be engroffed. 

^^m'^!^.V^^^ "^'^""'"^ ''' ^-^^^f -"^d upon the Governor with 



Mr. 



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Mr. Skinner reported, that Mr. Reading and himfelf delivered the Bill with them 
entrufted, to Mr. Morris, the Speaker ot the Council. 

The Bill, entitled, Jn Aft to enable the Corporation of the City of New-Brunfwick, 
to build and repair the Court-Houje and Gaol in thefaid City, ^c. was read the fccond 
Time, and committed to Mr. Learning and Mr. Johnjton. 

Mr. John Lawrence, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Aft appointing 
Commijfioners, for finally fettling and determining tht feveral Rights, Titles and Claims 
to the common Lands of the Toianjhip of Bergen, &c. was committed, reported the 
fame, with feveral Amendments thereto j which Bill and Amendments were read: And 
the Letter from James Parker, Efq-, defiring the laid Bill may be deferred till nexc 
Seffion, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That a Claufc be inferted in the faid Bill, that Nothing therein fhall be deemed to 
affcdt or deftroy the Right or Title of any Perfon or Perfons, not claiming under the 
Bergen Charter, and Governor Hunter's Confirmation thereof; and the faid Claufe 
being accordingly inferted, then the Queftion was put, whether the faid Bill as amen- 
ded, be engroflcd or not ? it paffed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed. 

The Petition from fundry of the Judges, Juftices, and Grand-Jury and others, of 
the County of Salem, praying, That the Fairs held at the Town of Salem, may be 
fupprelTed by Law, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Keajhey have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 
Mr. Learning, from the Committee, to vhom the Bill, entitled. An Ad to impower 
the Surveyor General of the Weftern Divifion, to colleSl Papers, Charts, Maps and 
Records, relating to his Office, was committed, reported the fame, with feveral Amend- 
ments thereto; and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places; 
and on the Queftion, Whether the faid Bill as amended be engroffed or not? it paffed 
in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed. 

Mr. Hart, by Leave of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the 
Owners and Proprietors of the Meadows lying on tht two Runs called and known by the 
Names of Sandy-Eun atid Shippataukin-Run, or the Eight Mile Run, in Maidenhead, 
in the County of Hunterdon, to clear, widen and enlarge the faid Runs, orfuch Parts 
thereof, and cutfuch Ditches, as may be neceffiary effe£iually to drain and carry the Water, 
off the fame ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Learning, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Aft for the better 
and more cffeEiual afcertaining the Boundaries between the Counties of Salem and Cumber- 
land, was committed, reported the fame with feveral Amendments thereto ; and the 
faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places; and on the Queftion, whether 
"the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed or not ? it paffed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed. 

Mr. Cooper, according to Leave, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Aft for laying out 
a more direct Road from Little Timber Creek over Newtown Creek, near the Mouth thereof y 
:to Cooper'j Ferries ; and for ereaing a Bridge over the faid Creek at the Place aferef aid \ 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. Mr. 



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Mr. Jobnjion, from the Committee to whom was comrtiitted the Bill, entitled, An 
Aft to enable the Corporation of the City of Ncw-Brunfwick, to build and repair the Court- 
Houfe and Gaol, &c. reported the lame, with feveral Amendments thereto ; which 
Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places ; and on the Queftion, whether the 
faid BUI as amended, be engrofled or not ? it pafied in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An A<fl appointing CommiJJioners for finally fettling and 
determining the feveral Rights, 'Titles and Claims, to the Common Lands of the Townfhip of 
Bergen-, and for making a Partition thereof in jujl and equitable Proportions among tkofe 
who fh ill be adjudged by the faid Commifjioners to be intitled to the fame, was read and 
compared •, and on the Queftion : 
Refolved, 

That the fame do pafs. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Van Giefon and Mr. Bey do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for Con- 
currenc . 

Mr. Spicer, from the Committee appointed to that Service, brought in a Bill, entitled. 
An A£t to continue an A£f, entitled. An Alt for better fttrling and regulating the Militia 
of this Colony of New-Jerfey, for the repelling Invafions, and fupprefling Infurrcdions 
and Rebellions ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Keafhey, according to Leave, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Ada to fupprefs 
Fairs in the Town of Salem ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Bill, cntided, A Supplementary Ad to the A", entitled. An Adl to regulate the 
Size of Traps to be hereafter fet in this Colony ; was read the fecond Time, and committed 
to Mr. Wetherill and Mr. Reading. 

Mr. Van Giefon reported, that Mr. Dey and himfelf delivered the Bill with them 
cntrufted, to Mr. Morris, Speaker of the Council, the Council not fitting. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o' Clock To-Morrow Morning 
Wednefday, November 30, 1763. 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Owners and Proprietors of the Meadows lying 
on the two Runs called and known by the Name of Sandy-Run and Shippataukin-Run, 
cr the Eight Mile Run, in Maidenhead, ^c. v/as read the fecond Time ; and on the 
Queftion, ordered to be engrofled. 

A Mefl*agc frorn the Council, by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council 
have pafl^d the Bill, entitled. An Adt to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of the Bog 
Meadows lying on each Side of Black-River, in the Townfhip of Roxbury, ^c. without 
any Amendment. 

Mr. Smith, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Ad 
to an A£i faffed in the Twelfth Tear of George the Second, entitled. An A£i for regulating 
Taverns, Ordinaries, Inn-keepers and Retailers of Strong Liquors, was committed, 
reported the lame, with one Amendment to the Title, and feveral to the Body of the 
Bill -, being now entitled, An Ad for regulating Conjtables and Vendues, and for better 
regulating Taverns ; which Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places -, and 
feveral additional Amendments were made thereto in the Houfe-, and on the Queftion, 
whether the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled or not ? itpafled in the Affirmative. 

Ordertdf 



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Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled. 

Mr. John Lawrence, according to Leave, brought in a Bill, entitled, Jn Aft fcr 
obviating Doubts, and quieting the Minds of the Purchafers and Devifees, under the M^ill 
^ Samuel Rogers, deceafed; which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading." 

The Bill, entitled, An A6t to enable the Owners and Pcjfejfors of the Meadows on- the 
Head of Woodbury Creek, to clear cut the fame; was read the fecond Time ; and on 
the Quefhion, ordered to be engrofled. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to fupprefs Fairs in the Town of Salem, was read the 
fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Spicer and Mr. Borden. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An KSt for t^e Relief of poor diflreffed Prifoners for 
Debt, was read and compared ; and on the Quefliion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft to empower the Surveyor General of the Wefiern 
Divifion, to collet Papers, Charts, Maps and Records relating to his Office, was read 
and compared ; and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

The engroflTed Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Corporation of the City of New- 
Brunfwick, &c. was read and compared j and on the Qucflion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. John Lawrence and Mr. Cooper do carry the faid Bills to the Council, for 
Concurrence. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M. 

The Houle met. 

Mr. Hart, according to th'e Leave granted, brought in a Bill, entitled, An Aft to 
enable the Inhabitants of the County of Hunterdon, and of the Townfiip of Nottingham, 
to build a Stone Bridge over Aflanpink, adjoining to Robert Lettis Hooper'j Mills ; 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. J. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Cooper and himfelf had delivered _the three Bills 
with them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Aft to 
fet afide a Partition of Lands, in the County of Hunterdon, in the Province of 
New-Jerfey, lately made by Virtue of a Writ of Pa'-tition, between the Sons of George 
Leflie, &c, was committed, reported the fame with feveral Amendments thereto ; and 
the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places ; and on the Quefliion, 
whether the faid Bill as amended be engrofled of not ? it pafl"ed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled. 



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The Bill, entitled. An Aft for laying out a more direct Road from Little-Timber 
Creek, over Newton Creek, &c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. 
J. Lawrence and Mr. Miller. 

Mr. Spicer, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Aft to fupprefs 
Fairs in the Toivn of SaXtm, was committed, reported the fame with feveral Amend- 
ments thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places; and 
on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill as amended be engroflTed or .not ? it pafled in the 
Affirmative. Ordered^ 



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Ordered^ 
That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Kemble, acquainting the Houfe, that the 
Council have this Day pafled the Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Owners and 
Pofejfors of certain Meadows lying in the Townjhip of New-Windfor, and adjoining 
to Maidenhead, &c. and alfo the Bill, entitled, Jn Ad: for building and maintaining a 
Draw-Bridge over Croflwicks Creek, &c. without any Amendment. 

A MelTage from the Council, by Mr. Read, in thefe Words. 

' Ordered, 
' That Mr. Read do carry to the Houfe of AlTembly, the Bill, entitled, Jn Aft 
*for naturalizing Johannes Kank, and others, with the Amendment made thereto, 
* and defirc the Concurrence of the Houfe of AfTembly to faid Amendment. 
Council-Chamber, By Order of the Houfe, 

November ^o, 1763. Gab. Blond, D. Clerk.' 

And the faid Bill was read, and the Amendment in its Place; and on the Queftion 
agreed to by the Houfe ' 

Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended, be re-engrofled. 

Mr. Smith, from the Committee appointed to that Service, brought in the Draught 
of an Addrefs to his Excellency; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr.. Ladd, acquainting the Houfe, that the Coun- 
cil have this Day pafled the Bill, entitled. An Aft to prohibit the felling of Guns, 
Gun-pwder, or other warlike Stores, to the Indians, without Amendment. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft tg continue an ASt, entitled. An Aft for better fettling 
and regulating the Militia, &c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. 
Learning and Mr. Skinner. 

Mr. Spicer, according to the Leave granted him, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Aft 

for ereaing a new and convenient Court-Houfe and Gaol in the County of Cape-May • 

which was read, and ordered a fecond Readino-. ■/ r i ' 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'CIock To-morrow Morning. 

Jhurfday, December i, 1763. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Learning, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled. An Aft to continue 
an AEl, . entitled. An Aft for better fettling and regulating the Militia, &c. was 
committed, reported the fame w/th feveral Amendments thereto ; and the faid Bill 
and Amendments were read ; and on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill as amended 
be engrofl^ed or not ? it paflTed in the Affirmative, 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled. 

Mr. Skinner had Leave to be abfent on extraordinary Occafions. 

Mr. John Lawrence, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a 
Bill, entitled. An Aft for defraying incidental Charges, and other Purpofes therein 
mentioned; which was read, and ordered a fecond Readino-. 

The Draught of an Addrefs to his Excellency, was read the fecond Time, Paragraph 
by Paragraph, and amended in the Houfe ; and on the Queftion, ordered to be 
ena-roflTed. 



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H 



The 



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The Bill, entitled, An Aft to enable the Inhabitants of the County of Hunterdon; 
and of the Townfhip of Nottinghani, to build a Stone Bridge over AfTanpink, adjoining 
to Robert Lettis Hooper'j Mtlls; was read the fccond Time, and referred till next Seffion 
of Aflembly. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, M Aft to fupprefs Fairs in the Town of Salem ; was 
read and compared ; and on the Queftion, 
Refolvedj Nemine Contradicente^ 
That the faid Bill do pafs. 

The cngrofied Bill, entitled. An A£!i for the better and more effeHual afcertaining the 
Boundaries' bet-ween the Counties (^ Salem and Cumberland j was read and compared ; 
and on the Queftion, 
Refolvedt 
That the fame do pafs. 

The eno-rofled Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Owners and Proprietors of the 
Meaao-ivs ^itig on the two Runs called and known by the Names of Sandy-Run and 
Shippataukin-Run, or the Eight Mile Run, in Maidenhead, in the Ccunty of Hunra- 
don, to clear, widen and enlarge the faid Runs, or fuch Parts thereof, eind cut fuch 
Bitches, as may be neceffary eff equally to dram and carry the Water off the fame ; was 
read and compared ; and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the lame do pafs. \ 

The enc^rofted Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Owners and Pcffejfcrs of the 
. Meadows on the Head of Woodbury Creek, to clear cut the fame, was reau and com- 
pared ; and on the Queftion : 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Van Giefon and Mr. Keajley do carry the faid Bills to the Council, for 

Concurrence. 

The Bill, re-engroftcd with the Council's Amendment, entitled. An Aft to natura- 
lize Johaniies Kank, John Dellar, George Keftar and George Himns ; was read and 
compared. 

Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fan Giefon and Mr. Keafley do carry the faid Bill to the Council, and 
acquaint them, that this Houfc have paffed the fame with their Amendment. 

The Houfe adjoum'd till Three, P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Van Giefon reported, that Mr. Keafbey and himfelf had delivered the five Bills 
with them entrufted, to Mr. Read, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

Mr. Miller, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Aft for laying out 
a more direct Road from Little-Timber Creek, over Newton Creek, &c. was com- 
mitted, reported the fame with feveral Amendments thereto-, and the faid Bill was read, 
and the Amendments in their Places, and feveral additional Amendments were made 
thereto in the Houfe •, and on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill as amended be 
cngrofied or not ? it pafied in the Afiirmative. 

Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended, becngroflTcd. 

The Petition from Benjamin Brightwell, praying a Compenfation for afting as 
Enfign in the Regiment, in 1762, was read the lecond Time. 

Ordered, 



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Ordered, 
That the faid Petition do he on the Table. 

The Houfe adjourn'd tiU Nineo' Clock To-Morrow Morning 
Friday, December 2, 1763. 
The Houfe met. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for obviating Doubts, and quieting the Minds of the 
Purchafers and Devifees, under the Will of Samuel Rogers, deceafed; was read the 
fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Spicer and Mr. Doughty. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for ereSling a new and convenient Court-Houfe and Gaol 
in the County of Cape-May; was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Miller 
and Mr. Reading. 

The enc^rofTed Bill, entitled. An Aft to fet afide a Partition of Lands, in 
the County of Hunterdon, in the Province of New-Jerfey, lately made by Virtue of 
a JVrit of Partition, between the Sons of George Leflie, late of the City of Perth- 
Amboy, deceafed, and to vacate the 'Judgment entered thereupon, and alfo to confirm 
another Partition er Divifion of the faid Lands, lately made among the Sons of thefaid. 
Georo-e Lenie, as herein after mentioned; was read and compared ; and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An Aft for regulating Conjlahles and Vendues, and for 
better regulating Taverns, was read and compared ; and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 
■ The engroffed Bill, entided. An Aft to continue an AB, entitled. An A£f for better 
fettlinc^ and regulating the Militia of this Colony of New-Jerfey, for the repelling 
Invafions, and fupprefllng Infurreftions and Rebellions, was read and compared j 
and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, , ,~. -i r /- 

That Mr. Dey and Mr. Johnfion do carry the faid Bills to the Council, for Con- 
currence. 

Mr. Dey reported, that Mr. Johnften and himfelf delivered the three Bills with 
them cntrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Spicer, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Aft for obvia- 
ting Doubts, and quieting the Minds of the Purchafers and De-vifees, under the Will of 
Samuel Rogers, deceafed ; was committed, reported the fame without Amendment ; and 
the faid Bill was read ; and on the Queftion, ordered to be engroffed. 

Mr Mller, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Aft for ereSiing a 
-new and convenient Court-Houfe and Gaol in the County of Cape-May, was committed j 
reported the fame with feveral Amendments thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and 
the Amendments in their Places, and on the Queftion -, whether the faid Bill as amen- 
ded be engroffed or not ? it paffed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 
That the faid BiU as amended, be engroffed. 

Ordered^ 



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Ordered, 
That Mr. Hart, Mr. John Lawrence, Mr. Borden and Mr. Reading, or any Two of 
them, be a Committee to fettle the Accounts of Jofeph Yard, as CommifTioner, and of 
the refpeftive Barrack-Mafters at Trenton ; and report to the Houfe at next Sitting. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine To-morrow Morning. 

Saturday, December 3, 1763. ' 

The Houfe met. 

The engrofled Bill,, entitled, An Aft for ereSiing a new and convenient Court-Hcufe 
and Gaol in the County, of Cape-May, was read and compared ; and on the Quellion, 
Rejolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Sftcer and Mr. Hoghland do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for 
Concurrence. 

Mr. Reading, from the Comtnittee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, A 
Supplementary Aft to the A£i, entitled. An Aft to regulate the Size of Traps to he hereafter 
fet in this Colony ; reported the fame with fundry Amendments chertto ; and the iaid 
Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places; and feveral additional Amend- 
ments being made thereto in the Houfe, the Queftion was put -, whether the faid Bill 
as amended be engrofled or not ? and it pafled in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled. 

Mr. Spicer reported, that Mr. Hoghland and himfelf delivered the Bill with them 
entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

" A Mefl"age from the Council by Mr. Smith, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council 
have pafled the Bill, entitled. An A& for the better and more effeiiual afcertaitiivg the 
Boundaries between the Counties of Salem and Currtberland, together with fundry 
Amendments thereto-, which Amendments were read in their Places, and on the 
Queftion, agreed to by the Houfe. 
Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended, be re-engrofl"ed. 

A MeflTage from the Council by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houie, that the Council 
have this Day pafled the Bill, entitled. An Aft for making current Ten Thoufand 
Pounds in Bills of Credit, to enable the Inhabitants of this Colony to prcteci and defend, 
their Frontiers, &c. without Amendment. 

Mr. John Lawrence and Mr. Miller had Leave to be abfent on extraordinary 
Occafions. 

The Bill, entitled, An Aft for defraying incidental Charges, &c. was read the fecond 
Time, and committed to a Committee at the whole Houle. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday, Two P. M. 

MONDAT, December 5, 1763. 
The Houfe met. 

The engrofled Addrefs to his Excellency, was read and compared. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker do fign the fame. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Spicer and Mr. Cooper do wait upon his Excellency, and defirc to know 
when he will oe pleafed to receive the Adurefs ot the Houlc. Iv^r. 



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Mr. Spicer reported, that Mr. Cooper and himfelf waited upon his Excellency 
according to the Order of the Houle, who was plealed to lay, the Houle fhould hear 
from him. 

. The engrofTed Bill, entitled, A Supplementary A£i to the J£l, entitled. An Aft to 
regulate the Size of Traps to be hereafter fet in this Colony, was read and compared ; 
and on the Queftion, 
Refohed, 
That the fame do pafs. 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. tP'eth'.rill, Mr. Smith, Mr. Johnften, Mr. Keajbey, 

Mr. R. Lanvrence, Mr. Borden, Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Learning, 

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Clement, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Sfictr. 

Mr. yan Giefon, Mr. Cooper, ^ 

Mr. Dey, Mr. Hart. 

The engrolTed Bill, entitled, An Aft for obviating Doubts, and quieting the Mind$ 
of the Purchafers and Devifees, under the Will of Samuel Rogers, deceafed; was 
read and compared ; and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 

That the fame do pals. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft for laying out a more direEl Road from Little- 
Timber Creek, over Newton Creek, near the Mouth thereof to Cooper'^ Ferries, and 
for ereSfing a Bridge over the faid Creek, at the Place aforefaid, was read and compared > 
and on the Queftion. 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pals. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Cooper and Mr. Keafley do carry the faid Bills to the. Council, for 
Concurrence. 

The Bill re-cngroflcd, with the Council's Amendments, entitled. An Aft for the 
better and more effectual afcertaining the Boundaries between the Counties of Salem and 
Cumberland; was read and compared; 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pals. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Cooper and Mr. Keafhey do carry the faid Bill to the Council, and 
acquaint them, that this Hoirfe have palled the fame with their Amendments. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the Bill for 
incidental Charges ; and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, 
and Mr. Learning, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Cornmittee had gone 
through the faid Bill, and had made fundry Amendments thereto ; and the faid Bill 
and Amendments were read, and on the Queftion agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled. 

Mr. Cooper reported, that Mr. Keafhey and himfelf delivered the Bill with them 
entrufted, to Mr. AJhfield, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

On a Motion made, 

Refolved, ' ■ 

That the Proof offered to this Houfe, that Notice was given of a formbr Application 
froni the Owners of Pifcataway Meadows, is not fatisfaftory ; and that upon fufficient 
Proof of faid Notice being given ia the ufual Manner, they have Liberty at next 
Seflion, to bring in a Bill, purfuant to a former Order ot the Houle. 

Ordered, 

That all Perlbns who have been entrufted with laying out the publick Money, and 

whofe Accounts have palled the Houfe, do pay their refpeftive Ballances where fuch 

are due, to one of the Treafurers of this Colony, on or before the firft Day of March 

jiext, " - 

I Mr. 



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Mr. Spher,. from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled, Jn A(5t fcr the 
Prefervation of Fijh in the River Delaware, i^c. was committed, reported the fame wich 
feveral Amendments thereto ; and feveral additional Amendments being made thereto 
in the Houfe ; the Queflion was put, whether the faid Amendments be agreed to or 
not ? it was carried in the Affirmative : Then the Queftion was put ; whether the 
Houfe agrees to the faid Bill as amended or not ? it pafled in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Borden and Mr. Johnjian do carry the faid Bill and Amendments to 
the Council, and defire their Concurrence thereunto. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 
Tuefdayt December b, 1763. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Johnjlen and himfelf delivered the Bill" with 
them entruftcd, to Mr. AJhfield, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

. The cngrofled Bill, entitled. An AGc for defraying incidental Charges y and other 
Purpofes therein mentionedy was read and compared ; and on the Queftion, 
Refohed, 
That the lame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Learning and Mr. Dey do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for Con- 
currence. 

Mr. Learning reported, that Mr. Dey and himfelf delivered the Bill with them 
entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Ordered, 
That the Printer do lend the Laws and Votes when printed, for the Counties of 
Burlington, Gloucefler, Salem, Cumberland and Cape-May, to the Care of Jofeph Bcrden, 
jun. Elq; and that he add Sixteen Laws to the ufual Number lent to Burlington; Ten 
Ditto for Gloucejler; Fifteen Ditto for Salem; Seventeen Ditto for Cumberland, and 
Thirteen Ditto for Cfl/>tf-Mz)'; Which additional Number fhall be left in the Hands of 
the refpeftive Members, to be delivered when called for, by the refpedtive Juftices Xii 
the Peace of each County. And that the faid Printer do fend above die ufual Number 
10 the following Counties, as follows, viz. To 



Middlefexy 
Monmouthy 


24, 
12. 


Effcx, 
Somerfety 


25, 
20, 



BergiHy 


16. 


Hunterdon^ 


to. 


Morrisy 


17- 


Suffexy 


II. 



"Which faid additional Number Ihall be left in the Hands of the refpedlive Members,' 
to be delivered when called for by the relpedlive Juftices of the Peace of each County : 
And the other Laws ufually provided, arc to be left with the Members of the County, 
and the refpeftive Pcrfons to whom they belong, are to call upon the faid Members 
/or the fame. 
,,. Refolved, 

That this Houfe will defray the Expence Jofeph Borden is at, in forwarding the faid 
Laws and Votes to the refpedive Members. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 
The Hoirfc met. 



'A Mcflage from the Council, by Mr. Read, in thefe Words, 



* Ordertd, 



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* Ordered, 
• That Mr. Read do acquaint the Houfc of Aflembly, that the Bill, entitled. An 

* Adt to enable the Owners and. Pojfeffors of the Meadows on the Head of Woodbury 

* Creek, &c. and alfo the Bill, entitled. An A6t to enable the Corporation of the City of 

* New-Brunlwick, to build and repair the Ceurt-Houfe and Gaol, &c. and alfo the Bilij 

* entitled. An Ad: to enable the Owners and Proprietors of the Meadows lying on the 

* two Runs called and known by the Names of Sandy-Run and Shippataulan-Run, or 
' the Eight Mile Run, in Maidenhead, &c. and alfo the Bill, entitled. An Aft to fet 

* afide a Partition of Lands, in the County of Hunterdon, in the Province of New- 
' Jerfey, lately made by Virtu ' of a Writ of Partition, between the Sons of George 

* L,eflie, &c. as aifo the Bill, endtled. An Ad to fupprefs Fairs in the Town of Salem ; 

* and alfo the Bill, entitled, An Ad to continue an A£l, entitled. An Ati for better 

* fetding and regulating the Militia of this Colony, &c. pafled the Council thil 

* Day without Amendments. 

' Council-Chamber, ^S Or^fr of the Houfc, 

* Leaniber 6, 1763, JOHN ReID, D. Clerk.* 

A MelTage from the Council by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council 
have pailed the Bill, entitled, An Ad for the Relief of poor diftreffed Prifoners for 
Debt, with one Amendment to the fame; which Amendment was read in its Place; 
and on the Queilion, whether the Houfe agrees to the faid Amendment or not ? iC 
pafled in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be re-engrolled. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houic, that the Council 
have pafed the Bill, entitled. An Ad for regulating Confiables and Vendues, 
and for better regulating Tercerns ; with feveral Amendments to the fame ; which 
Amendments were read in their Places ; and on the Queftion, whether the Houfe agrees 
to the faid Amendments or not ? it paffed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be re-engrofl^d. 

The Houfe adjourn 'd for Half an Hour. 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill re-engro/Ted, with the Council's Amendmenr, entitled, An Aft for the 
Relief of poor diftreffed Prijoners for Debt, was read and compared ; 

Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Borden and Mr. fohnflan do carry the fame to the Council. 

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Johnflon snd Ivpfelf delivered the Bill with them 

entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. "^ ^"'- • -■ 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine.^' Clock To-morrow Morning. 
Wednefday, December 7, 1763. 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill rc-cngrofTed, with the Council's Amendments, entitled. An Aft for 
regulating Confiables and Vendues, and for better regulating taverns; was read and 
compared •, 

Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordtrcd^ 



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Orderedy 
That Mr. Van Giefon and Mr. Keajbey do carry the Taid Bill to the Council. 

Mr. Van Giefon reported, that Mr. Keajbey and himfelf delivered the Bill with them 
entruftcd, to the Speaker in Council. 

. A MefTage from the Council by Mr. Simith, in thefe Words. 

*■ Council Chamber, December 7> 1763. 
' Ordered, 
' That Mr. 5w;Vy{' do acquaint the Houfe of Afiembly, that a Bill, entitled. An KQt 
*■ for defraying incidental Charges, and other Purpofes therein mentioned; as alio, A 
' Supplementary Aft, to the Aft, entitled. An A&fer ereSing a new Court-Houfeand Gaol 

* in the County of Cape- May ; alfo. An Aft to regulate the Size of Iraps to be 
' hereafter fet in this Colony ; alfo. An Aft for laying out a more direSl Road from 
' Little-Timber Creek, over Newton Creek, &c. palTed the Houfe this Day without 

* Amendment. 

' Ordered, 
* That Mr. Smith do carry to the Houfe of Aflembly, the Bill, entitled, An Aft for 

* the Prefervation of Fifh in the River Delaware, and to prevent Obflru Aliens in theJSavi- 
*■ gation thereof, inQ.. and acquaint that Houfe, that the Council difagree to the Amend- 

* mentj and adhere to the Bill. 

By Order of the Houfe, 

JoH>f Re ID, JD. Clerk' 

And on the Queftion ; whether the Houfe adheres to the Amendment made to the 
faid Bill for the Prefervation of Filh or not ? it was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Reading and Mr. Hart^o carry the faid Bill and Amendment to the Council, 
and acquaint them, that this Houfe adheres to the faid Amendment. 

Mr. Reading reported, that Mr. Hart and himfelf delivered the Bill and Mcflage 
with them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council 
have this Day pafled the Bill, entitled. An Aft appointing Commijfioners for finally 
fettling and determining the feveral Rights, Titles and Claims to the common Lands of the 
Townfhip of Bergen, and for making a Partition thereof in jujl and equitable PropcrtionSy 
among thofe who fhall be adjudged by the faid Cemmijfwners to be entitled to the fumSt 
without Amendment. 

A Meflage from his Excellency by Mr. Secretary. 

, , ; ^Mr.. Speaker, 

His Excellency is in the Council Chamber, and requires the Attendance of the Houfe. 

"Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait upon his 
Excellency ; and being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, thac 
the Houfe had waited upon his Excellency, and prcfented their Addrefs, in the Words 
following, viz. 

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TO His Excdlency W I L L I A M _ F R A N K L I N, E{q; Captain Grneral, 
Governor and Commander in Chief in and over his Majejiy's Province of 
Nova-Csefarea or New-Jerfey, and Territories thereon depending in America, 
Chancellor and Fice- Admiral in the fame, &c. 

The Humble ADDRESS or the Represeimtatives of the fald Province, 

in General AfTembly convened. 

IViay it plcafe your Excellency, 
JI/E His Majefiys dutiful and loyal Suhjecfs, the Representatives cf the Colony 
*^^^ of New-Jersey, in General yJj/emh'y cd'dvened, fenfible of the 
falutary EffeSis atteiiding the early Meafures taken by your Excellency, for the 
Defence of the Frontiers, return you our hcai'ty thanks for the Safety and 
ProteBion of the People under ycur Government. 

TO enable ycur Excellency' to prevent the Incurfons of the Indians, till a 
fuficient Force can be raijed, nve have p7-ovided for the Militia detached by your 
Excellency, alfo for repairitig the Block-Hcujes ; and that the Militia may not be 
too much harrajfed, nsoe have paftd a Bill J or tlx levying Iwo Hundred Men, to 
be fiationed as a Frontier Guard, and to relieve the Militia now there by your 
Order. 

WE have paffed a Bill for continuing the old Militia Acl, and alfo one for 
prohibiting the Sale oj learlike Stores to fuch Indians as do not ?2C'w refide in this 
Government. 

AS to carry on to EffeSt any War, that it may be thought proper to enter into 
'with the Indians, the joint Eforts of all the Colo?tics, mujl be more efeElual than 
the mojl vigorous Exertions of any One or Tivo, and the Occafion generally irde- 
rejli?7g; we mufl confefs ourfelves at a Lofs to know, why bis Majefiys General 
Jljould confine the Northern Part of his Requifition, to this Colony and Nevvr-Ybrk 
only; and apprehending that the Dejence of our Fro7itiers is as much as can be 
expeSled from us, until the other Provinces concerned in the prefent alarming 
Situation of Indian Affairs, are alfo called upon for their proportionable Aid ; we 
have been obliged to pojipone granting the Requifition, Jo Jar as it regards the 
entering into offenfve Meafures, for the prefent. 

WHE N his Majefys Pleafure Jhall be fgnified, ajid the other Governments 
come into fuch Meafures as the General may propoje, for rejfiedying an Evil, that 
has long concerned the Provinces to know the Caufe of, in order to apply an aae- 
xjuate Remedy ; we jhall on our Parts, 7iot fail to give our beji Attention, a?id 
grant every Requifition that can reafonably be afked. 

By Order of the Houfe, 

December 7, 1763. 

ROBERT OGDEN, Speaker, 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P, M. 

The Houfe met. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Wetherill and Mr. Reading, do go to the Council, and defire to know 
vhctherthey have any Thing before them ; if not, that this Houfe propoles to apply 
to his ExceUency for a Difmiffion. 

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Mr. Wetlerill reported, that Mr. Reading and himfelf went to the Council, and 
that they lay, they have Nothing before them. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Spicer and Mr. Borden do wait upon his Excellency, and acquaint him, 
that the Houfe have gone through the Bufinefs before them, and defire his Excellency 
will be pleafed to pals the Bills, and difmifs the Houfe. 

Mr. Spicer reported, that Mr. 5i?r,i^« and himfelf waited upon his Excellency, who 
was pleafed to fay, that he would fend for the Houfe in lefs than Half an Hour. 

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary ; 

Mr. Speaker, ibis Excellency is in the Council Chamber, and requires the Attendance of 
the Houfe. 

"Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe waited upon his 
Excellency, who was pleafed to give his Affent to the following Bills, enafting the 
lame, viz. 

1. Jn Adl for making current Ten Thoufand Pounds in Bills cf Credit, to enable 
the Inhabitants of this Colony to protect and defnd their Frontiers from any Invafwns 
which may be made upon the fame by the Enemy ; and more particularly for making Provi- 

Jion for the Guar d and Defence of the Frontiers of this Province, along the River Delaware, 
in the County of Sulfex, and other Places adjacent, by fitting up and repairing Block-Hcufesy 
and fupplying the fame with fuch a Number of. Forces as fhall be thought neceffary for 
that Purpofe ; and alfo for direiiing the Manner of Sinking the faid Bills of Credit. 

2. An h£^ for the Relief of poor diflreffed Prijoners for Debt. 

3. An Aft for ereSiing a new and convenient Court- Houfe and Gaol, in the County of 
Cape-May. 

4. An Aft to continue an A3, entitled. An A£i for better lettling and regulating 
the Militia of this Colony of New- Jerfey, for the repelling Invafions, and luppref- 
ling Infurreftions and Rebellions. 

5. An Aft for the better and more effetiual afcertaining the Boundaries between the 
Counties of Salem and Cumberland. 

6. An Aft for regulating Confiables and Vendues., and for letter regulating 
taverns. 

7. A Supplementary A£i to the A5i, entitled. An Aft to regulate the Size of Traps 
to be hereafter fet in this Colony. 

8. An Aft to prohibit the felling of Guns, Gun-powder, or other warlike Stores., to 
the Indians. 

9. An Aft to enable, the Corporation of the City of New-Brunfwick, to build and 
repair the Court-Houfe and Gaol in the faid City, and to raife Money on the ItthabiiaKts of 
the faid City for that Purpofe. 

10. An Aft to fupprefs Fairs in the Town of Salem. 

11. An Aft for laying out a more direii Road from Little-Timber Creek, over 
Newton Creek, near the Mouth thereof, to CooperV Ferries j and for ere£iing a Bridge 
tver the faid Creek, at the Place aforefaid. 

12. An A6t for building and maintaining a Draw-Bridge aver QroKmc^iS Creek, en 
the Road leading from Bordentown to Trenton. 

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13- -^n Aft for defraying incidental Charges, and other Purpofes therein mentioned. 

14. Jn Ad to enable the Owners and Pojfejfars of certain Meadows lying in the 
Townjhip of New-Windfor, and adjoining to Maidenhead, to keep open a certain Ditcb 
cr Water-Courfe, which pajfeth through the Land new claimed by James Clark. 

15. An Act to fet aftde a Partition of Lands, in the County of Hunterdon, in the 
Province of New-Jerfey, lately mode by Virtue of a Writ of Partitton-, between the 
Sons of George Leflie, late of the City of Perth- Axnboy, decsafed, and to vacate the 
Judgment entered thereupon; and alfo to covfirrn another Partition or X)iz-ijkm of the faid 
Lands lately made among the Sons of the faid George LeQie, as herein after 'mentioned. 

1 6. An Aft to enable the Owners and Proprietors of the Meadows lying on the two 
Runs called and known by the Names of Sandy-Run and Shippataukin-Run, or the 
Eight Mile Run, in Maidenhead, in the County cf Hunterdon, to clear, widen and enlarge 
the faid Runs, or fuch Parts thereof, and cut fucb Ditches, I'lS may be neceffary effe^ually 
to drain and carry the Waters off the fame. 

17. An Ad to enable the Owners and Pojfeffors of the Bog Meadows lying on each Side 
of Black- River, in the Townfhip of Roxbiiry, in the County of Morris, to drain the 
fame. 

1 3. An Ad to enable the Owners and Poffffors of the Meadows on the Head of 
Woodbury Creek, to clear out the fame. 

19. An Ad appointing Commiffioners for finally fettling and determining the fe'veral 
Rights, Titles and Claims to the ccrnmon Lands of the Townfhip of Bergen, and for 
making a Partition thereof in jiifl and equitable Proportions among ibofe who fhall be 
adjudged by the faid Commiffioners to be entitled to the fame,. 

20. An Ad to naturalize Johannes Kank, John Dellar, George Kefler, and 
George Him ns. 

And then his Excellency prorogued the Houfe, by the following Speech, 

• Gentlemen, 

' T AM glad to find by your Addrefs, that though you could not be pre- 

* X vailed upon to comply at prefent with the Requilition of his Majefty's 
General ; yet you give fome Affurances, that you will grant at a future 
Seflions your full Proportion, towards carrying into Execution a Meafure fo 
neceflary for the publick Safety. It is to be wiflied that the Affemblies of the 

* other Colonies, for whofe Determinations you think proper to wait, may 

* not be influenced by your Example, and delay the Service required of them. 

* In that Cafe, I know not what is to become of our Frontier; for I am con- 
' vinccd, that your Bill for raifing Two Hundred Men to be ftationed there, 

* will not afford fufficient Security to the Inhabitants if the War continues, 

* and that Nothing but offenfive Meafures will anfwer the Purpofe. 

' I fliould not therefore have been prevailed upon, to confent to the Faffing 

* a Law fo inadequate, and fo unconftitutional, as it is in feveral Refpedis, but 

* that the Exigency required fomething to be done, and that this was all that 

* could be obtained. 

* AS you have left AiFairs in this Situation, it will not be by any Means 

* proper to give you a long Recefs ; I therefore prorogue you to Tuefday the 

* Tenth Day of January next, then to meet at Am boy.' 



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Y Virtue of an Order of the Houfe, I do 
appoint yames Tarker, of Woodbridge^ to 
print thefe Votes. 

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Speaker. 




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General Affembly 



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Province of NEW-JER SEY. 

At Two SESSI.ONS of General Assembly, 
began at PERTH-AMBOT, February 14, 
1764, and continued till the 23d of the fame 
Month. . . 

Being the Ninth and Tenth Seffions of the Twentieth AfTembly 
of NEW-JERSET. 










WooDBRiDGE, til NEW-JERSEY: 

Printed by James Parker, Printer to the King's Moft 
Excellent Majefty, for the Province. 
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Votes of the General AJfembly. 



PERTH-AMBOr, Tuefday, February 14, 1764. 

U R S U A N T to His Excellency's feveral Prorogations of the General Aflembly, 
from time to time, to this Day, the Houfc met, and adjourn'd till To-morrow 
Morning, Nine o'CIock. 

Wednefday, February 15, 1764. 

The Houfc met. 
Ordered, ' 

That Mr. Wetherill and Mr. Skinner, do wait upon his Excellency, and acquaint 
him, that a fufficient Number of Members to proceed upon Bufinefs are met, and 
ready to receive any Thing he fliall pleafe to lay beJore them. 

Mr. Wetherill reported, that Mr. Skinner a.nd himfelf, . delivered the above Mef- 
fage to his Excellency, who was pleafed to fay, the Houfe fhould hear from him To- 
morrow Morning. 

The Houle adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'CIock. 

'Thurfday, February 16, 1764. 

The Houfe met. 

A Mcftage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary •, informing the Houle, that his 
Excellency is in the Council-Chamber, and requires the Attendance of the Houfe im- 
mediately. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait upon 
his Excellency : Being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, that 
the Houfe had waited upon his Excellency, who was pleafed to make a Speech to the 
Council and Koufe ot Aflembly, of which Mr. Speaker faid he had, to prevent Miftakes, 
obtained a Copy ; which by Order of the Houfe was read, and is as follows ; 

* Gentlemen of the Cotmcil, and Gentlemen of the General AJfembly ; 

* A T your lad Seffions it was thought proper to poftpone complying witK 

* jiX. the Requifition of his Majefty's General, until the Royal Pleafure 
' Ihould be fignified, and the Determinations of the other Colonies, with re- 
' gard to the Meafure propofed, be made known. I fhall now give you all the 

* Satisfadtion in my Power on boththefe Heads. — By a Letter from the Right 

* Honourable the Earl of, Halifax, Secretary of State, I have received his 

* Majefty's Orders, " earneftly to recommend to -you, forthwith to makePro- 
" vifion, for enabling me to call out a fufficient Number of the Militia, or to 
" raife fuch a reafon able Number of Troops, as, from the adluai State of the 
** Indian War, the Commander in Chief of the King's Forres in North- 

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^^ America fliall think neceflary; and to employ them not only in defending 
*' and protedting the Lives and Properties of his Majefly's Subjcvlts on the 
" Frontiers of this Government, but alfo in adling cffcnfiveiy sgainft. the . 
" Indians, at fuch Places, and in fuch Manner, as the fcid Commander in 
*' Chief fliall diretft. — And his Majefty trufts, that the Legillature of this 
" Government, from their Zeal and AiTedion for his Service, as well as from a 
" jufl: Regard to 'the Safety and Welfare of the Colony, will readily and chear- 
" fully concur in exerting themfelves upon this important Occaiion, to the End 
" that his Majefly's Subjeds in Ncrth-America may peaceably enjcy the Fruits 
" of the many glorious Succefles obtained there by his Majefty's vidtorious 
" Arms during the late War, and the extenfive Advantages fecured to them by 
" the late Peace." ' As to the Condudl of the other Colonies on this in- 

* terefting Occafion, theAflembly of Peimfyhania, I am informed, chearfiiUy 

* and immediately voted the whole Number of Troops required of that Pro- 

* vince. But the Affemblies of the Neic-Ejigland Govtxnmtnis, it fcemj, not 

* thinking themfelves fo nearly concerned in the Vv'ar, have thought proper to . 
' poftpone their Determinations on this Matter till March. The Expediency, • 

* however, of having a confiderable Body of Troops to take the Field early in. 

* the Spring, fuppofing the Indians inclinable either to Peace or War, is fo 
'forcibly rcprefented in a Letter I laft Night received from General Gags, -ai-.d 

* which fhall be communicated to you, that I think you cannot but come into 
' the fame Sentiments, and ad accordingly. 

* The Caufe of the prefent Dcfe<3ion among.the Indians, you likewife at 

* your lad Sitting intimated a Defirc to be informed of. The many and various 

* Opinions which were then circulated on that Head, bore fuch evident Marks 

* of being founded on Conjedlure only, that I could not think any of them 

* worthy your Attention. But I have fince received an Account of a Con- 

* ference held by Sir William Johnson, with a numerous Body of Indians 

* in September laft, wherein Sir William (who muft be fuppofed to have the 

* beft Information) fays, that the Indians, " without any Notice or Provocation, 
*' fell upon our Traders," &c. — But Ii'efer you to the Conference itfclf, which 

* I (hall order to be laid before you. — It does not appear, that even the Indians 

* themfelves alledge, or fo much as iafinuate, that the Engliih had by any 

* Offence whatever provoked the late Outrages. On the contrary, one cf 

* their Speaksrs tells Sir William, ^' i\\t Seneca \Nzrnoxi had owned, that 
" their Sachems did not aft right, that the Onondagoes had wife Men to guide 
** them, but they had none, which was the Caufe of the prefent Troubles." 

' Matters being thuscircumftanced, the Neceffity of fending an armed 

* Force into the Indian Country, to bring them to a right Senfe of their per- 

* fidlous Condudl, is moft evidently apparent. Indians, in general, are a >var- 

* like People from their Infancy. They ever entertain a thorough Contempt 

* for the Nation v/ho will make Peace without obtaining Satisfaction for Injuries 
• • fuffered by the War. When that happens to be the Cafe, they feizc the 

* firft Opportunity of renewing their Hoftilities. A recent Inftance of this we 

* have in the Creek Nation ; who being invited to the late Congrrfi held with 

* the Southern Indians, accepted the Invitation, received the King's Forgivenefs 
' for their former Oifences, entered into a Treaty of Friendfliip and Alliance, 

* partook of the Prefents fent by his Majefty, and foon after deftrcycu a Num- 
' ber of the Back Inhabitants of South-Carolina. In fliort, to obtain a folid 
' and durable Peace with Indians, we muft firft make them feel the Miferies 
' of War. ' I 



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^ I have tliereforc, Gentlemen of the Geiicrdl A{[embly\ the fullcft Reh'ancc 

* on the Aflurances you gave me at your lafl: Sitting, of complying with the 

* General's Requifition. By going chearfully into this reafonable and neceflary 

* Meafure, you will confirm the favourable Sentiments his Majefty already 

* entertains of the People of this Province, and in the moft effedlual Manner 

* provide for their Security. 

' The Militia, who v/ere draughted for the Protedion of the Frontiers, are, 

* fince your laft Seiiions, relieved by the Troops raifed for that Purpofe. — The 

* People have, during the Winter, remained at their refpcdlive Habitations, and 

* met with no Dillurbances from the Enemy ; but as the Spring advances, they 

* are'apprehenfive of frelh Depredations. 

' Gentlemen of the Council and . Gentlemen of the General Ajfemhly ; 
' I think it proper at this Time to mention to you, That fome People in 
' Pennfyhanid, having, contrary to the common Principles of Humanity, mur- 
' dered, in cool Blood, a Number of friendly Indians, who had long lived 
3 peaceably among the Inhabitants of that Province, in the Manner the 
' Indians at Broiherton have refidcd among us ; and having alfo, in Contempt 

* of the Government, which had taken them under its Protedion, threatened. 

* the Deftrudion of other Indians remaining there, tho- they had given the 

* flrongefl Proofs of their Attachment to the Britifli Nation ; I did, at the 

* Requefl of Governor Penn, grant a Paflport for their fafe Condudt through 

* this Province, in their Way to Sir William Johnson. They proceeded as 
' far as Amboy, but being refufed a Paffage through the Government of Neiv- 

* Tcrk, they are fince returned to Philadelphia. A fmall Number of them, 

* who were well recommended to me, are, with my PermifTion, placed near 
' Woodbury, I having received AiTurances that the Townfhip will be put to no 
' Charge for their Support. The principal Inhabitants there have given them 
' a friendly Reception ; and I truft, that there is not a Perfon in this Province, 
' but has a jufl Abhorrence of the unmanly Behaviour of thofe lawlefs Rioters of 
' Pennfyhania. — To be ardently inclined to have the Indians now at open War 
' with us feverely chaftifcd for their Perfidv, is highly commendable ; yet, furely, 
*i not only Humanity, but found Policy, and common Senfe, didlate that we 
' (hould give all the Encouragement and Protedion in our Power to thofe who 
' fliew themfelves our Friends at fuch a Jundure. ' 

'Frequent Meetings of the Legiflature PweH know to be attended with 

* Inconvenieiice to your private Affairs. It is therefore my fixed Intention 

* never to call you together but when the publick Service makes it neceflary. 
.* Perhaps the' going at this Time into the Confidcration of the current Bufinefs of 

* the Year, may prevent the Occafion of a Seffion at an inconvenient Seafon : 

* If this fhould be your Opinion, you may depend that my Concurrence will 

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Ordered, 
That his Excellency's Speech have a ftcond Reading. 

A Petition v/as prefentcd to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Inhabitants of 
the Northern Parts of the Townfhip of Shrew/bury, in the County of Monmouth ; 
letting forth the Di.'ficulties they labour Under, in paying their Taxes and tranfafting 
their publick Town Bufinefs, by Reafon of the Extent of their Townfhip, and the 
Diftancc many of them arc from the Metropolis of the lame ; praying a Law to annex 
them to other Townfliips more contiguous, or to eredl a new Townfhip ; which wa* 
read, and ordered a fecond Reading. A 



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A Petition was prefented to the Houfc, from Jcfeph Behringer, and others, Foreigner* ; 
prayinc a Law tor their Naturalization -, which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from feveral Prifoners confined for Debt, in 
Monmouth County Gaol •, praying for an inlblvent Aft ; which was read, and ordered 
a fecond Reading. 

Ordered^ 

That Mr.lVetherill, Mr. Dty, Mr. John Laiurence, Mr. Hart, Mr. Borden, Mr. 
Skinner, Mr. Jehnfton, and Mr". Keajley, or any three of them, be a Committee to 
infpea and fettle all pubiick Accounts wliich may come before the Houfc this Seffion. 

Mr. John Lawrence, from the Comm.ittee appointed laft Seffion, for fettling the 
Accounts of Jofeph 2'ard, Efq-, informed the Houfe, that Mr. 2'ard had deceafed 
fince the Appointment of fiid Committee, and that the Executors of the Deceafcd had 
not hitherto prepared the faid Accounts for a final Settlement. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. John Lawrence, Mr. Borden, Mr. Hart, and Mr. Fiper, or any three 
of them, be a Committee, to inipeft and fettle the faid Accounts, during the Vacation, 
and make Report to the Houfe, at next Sitting of Affembly. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of 
Nottingham, in the County of Burlington ; fetting forth, that by Law, the Bridge over 
JJfanpink Creek, on the Road leading from Nottingham to Trenton, lliall be repair.-d 
or rebuilt, two Thirds at the Expence of the County of Hunterdon, and one T hud 
Fart at the Expence of Nottingham -, that the Inhabitants of Nottingham, have builc 
Part of faid Bridge of Stone, and the other Part is buiit of Wood -, praying a Lavv 
to oblige the County of Hunterdon to build their Part of faid Bridge ot Stone ; which 
was read, and ordered a fec«nd Reading. 

A Pedtion was prefented to the Houf;, from fundry of the Inhabitants of the Town- 
Ihips of Chefterfield and Nottingham, Proprietors of a Trad of Marfli and Meadow 
Ground, lying in Nottingham, bounding on the South Eaft by Crc£w:ch Creek, arid 
on the North Weft by Delaware River ; praying, for the Reafons dicrtin contamed, 
that a Law may be paffcd, declaring Crojfwicks Creek, from Watfcn'% Ferry down .to 
the Mouth of the fame, a good and lawful Fence -, and .that Cattle croffing the iame 
may be deemed Trefpaflers ; and that the Owners and Proprietors only, may have 
Liberty to turn their Cattle into faid Meadows, at particular Seafons ot the \ ear, 
and in Proportion to their Rights ;. which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Mary Fan Toorhees and Brook f armor, 
fetting forth, that they having Demands againft the Colony, made Application tO the 
Commiffioners appointed to adjuft and pay the Claims of Perfons for Services to the 
Government in the late War ; who think themfelves not at Liberty to aniwer the 
fame ; praying the Houfe to take their Demands into Confideration, and grant thenx 
fuitable Relief ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of Ejje» 
County •, praying for the Reafons therein contained, that a Road may be laia out 
through the Commons and Town of Bergen, from Kill Van Kull to the Point of Bergen, 
oppofite to Neiv-7'crk ; and Ferries eftablhhed acrofs Kill Van Kull, and the Norib- 
River; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

His Excellency's Speech was read the fecond Time, and (with the Letters and Papers 

therein mentioned) committed to a Committee of the whole Houle. 

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The Houfc accordingly refolved itfdf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on 
his Exctllency's Speech, ts^c. Atter Tome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed 
the Chair, and IMr. Fijher, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee 
had gone through his ExceMcricy's Speech, (Jc. and come to feveral Refolutions j 
which by Leave, he reported as follows ; 

Refohed, 
That an humble Addrefs be preiented to his Excellency, in Anfwcr to his Speech. 
To which the Houfe agreed. 
Refohed, 
That a Bill bs brought in, tor raifing a Number of Men, not exceeding Six-Hundred, 
for the enfuing Campaign ; and that faid Bill be guarded with a Claufe, appointing Com- 
miffioners to levy the laid Numbsr of Men, agreeable to the Quotas heretofore ufual 
in the Northern Colonies, whenever the Colonies fhall enter into ofFenfive Meafures 
againft the Indian Enemy : And on the Queilion, Whedier the Houfe agrees thereto, 
or not ? it paffed in the Affirmative, as lollows : 

"YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. SiiTiner, Mr. Fijhcr, Mr. John La^reuce, Mr. JVcthcrill, 

Mr. JohnJJon, Mr. Hcghland, Mr. Borden, Mr. R. La-wrtncc, 

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Van Ciefon, Mr. Hart. Mr. Clement, 

Mr. John Ogden, Mr. Dey, Mr. Keajbej. 

Two Members prelent in the Houfe, were excufcd from voting. 

Refolved, 
That tor Levying, Cloathing and Paying the faid Forces, and for other Purpoics, 
the Sum of £. 30,000, be immediately fl-ruck, in Paper Bills of Credit. To which 
the Eloufe agreed. 
Refolved, ■ 
That the Government be fupported for one Year, to commence the 2ifl; Day of 
May next. To which the Houfe agreed. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Smith, Mr. Fifher, Mr. Hart, Mr. J. Lawrence, and Mr. Borden^ be a 
Comm.ittee, to prepare the Draught of an Addrefs to his Excellency. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Skinner, Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Anderfon, and Mr. Bey, be a Committee 
to bring in a Bill, for raifing the aforefaid Forces, i^c. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Hcgkland, Mr. Clement, and Mr. Keafbey, be a Committee 
to bring in a Bill, for Support of Government. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Owners and Pofleflbrs of the Salt 
Meadow and Marlb, lying on the North Side of Rariton River, fctting forth, that 
they have given the Notice ordered by the Houfe, at a former SelTion of Affembly, 
of their Application for a Law, to prelerve faid Meadows and Marlh from the Damage 
frequently done thereon by CattleJ; praying Leave now to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe; 
which Petition was read ; and it appearing to the Houfe, that the Petitioners have given 
the Notice required, and no Objedions appearing againft the fame j 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in faid Bill. 

Whereupon Mr. IVethei-ill, in Behalf of faid Petitioners, brought in a Bill, entitled, ' 
An Aft to preferve the Meadow and Marfh lying on the North Side of Rariton River, 
Sec. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of Perth- 
Amboy •, praying a Law to raife a Sum of Money by Lottery, for repairing the Prcf- 
b/terian Meeting-Houfe in Pertb-Amboy ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading* 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'clock. 

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Friday, February 17, 1764. 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofc, brought in a Bill, 
entitled, Jn Aft for raifing a Number of Men, in the ufual Proportion, not exceeding 
Six Hundred, Officers included, for the enfuing Campaign, and 7naking Provifion for 
the fame ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Dey, from the Committee for that Purpole appointed laft Seflion, reported, 
they had examined the Mufter Rolls of the Year 1 761, and find that John Reeker was 
entered and continued on the Mufter Rolls of Col. Uunt\ Company, untill the 20th 
of November, in laid Year. 
Ordered, 

That Col Hunt do forthwith attend this Houfe, to anfwer this Part of faid Reeker''^ 
Complaint againft him; and that the Serjeant at Arms do ferve him with this Order. 

Mr. fVetherill, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill 
for the Support of Government ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition from Shrewfhury, for dividing faid Townfiiip, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for dividing faid Townfhip 
at the next Sedion, provided publick Notice thereof be in the mean Time given in all 
the Townfliips concerned, by affixing up Advertiiements in Five of the moft publick 
Places in the County, and that the neceffary Proof of this being done be then made, 
and no leafonable Objeftion appearing. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of the 
Counties of Effex and Bergen, praying, for the Reafons therein given, that in Cafe a 
Road fhould be thought neceffary to be laid out from any Place near Nexvark to Ne-uu- 
Tork, and Ferries eftabliihed acrofs Paffaick, Hackinfack and the North River, that the 
faid Road may tun from Second River through Col. John Schuyler's Cedar Swamp, and 
acrofs Bergen to Paulus Hook ; which Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Bill, entitled, y^n Aft to preferve the Meadoivs and Marfh lying on the North 
Side of Rariton River, i^c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Johnfton 
and Mr. Cooper. 

The Petition from Bergen and Effex, for a Road to be laid out from Second River 
to Paulus Hook ; and the Petition from Effex County, for a Road from Kill van Kull 
through Bergen, to Paulus Hook, were read the fecond Time; and the Petition from 
Newark and Morris County, for a Road from Newark to Paulus Hook, formerly 
prefented to the Houfe, was aifo read; and the Houfe being informed, that Perfons 
were attending at the Door in order to be heard in Support ot the faid Petitions, they 
were admitted and heard, and then withdrew. 

The Houfe taking the above Matters into Confideration, 

Ordered, 
That Mr. John Ogden and Mr. Dey, be a Committee to bring in a Bill appointing 
Commiffioners to la^^ out a Road from Kill van Kull, nearly oppofite to the Dutch Church 
on Staien Jfland, through Bergen to Paulus Hook ; and alfo appointing CommiflTioners 
to layout a Road at luch Place as they fliall judge moft proper, either from Newark 
or Second River, or any Place between or contiguous thereto, and to run acrols the 
Rivers Paffaick and Hackinfack to Paulus Hook ; and for eftablifhing the neceflary 
Ferries. 

The Petition from Jofeph Behringer, and others. Foreigners, for Naturalization, 
was read the fecond Time; and the Petitioners produced a Certificate to the Houle, 
certifying that they have taken the ufual Oaths, and made and fublcribed the Decla- 
ration enjoined by Law. Ordered, 



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Ordered^ 
That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for their NaturaHzation. 
^Whereupon Mr. Fifoer, in their Behalfs, brought in a Bill, entitled,' An Aft te 
Isaturahze Jofeph Behringer, Isc. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P, M, 

The Houfe meti 

The Bill, entitled, An A6i for rai/mg a Number cfMen, i^c. was read the fecond 
Time, and committed to a Committee of the whole Houle. 

J)^-^^-'^!^ accordingly rcfolvcd itfdf into a Committee of the whole Houfe on the 
aforefaid Bill : 

^Arcer lome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr Fi/hcr 
Chairman of the Commutee, repcned, that the Committee had gone through the faid 
Bill and made feverai Amenamer.ts thereto; which Bill with the Amendments, beins 
read in the Houie, v,as agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled. 

/ The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'CIock. 

Saturday, February i8, 1764. 

The Houfe met. 

A Memorial was prefented to the Houfe, from Adam Shaw, late Lieutenant ih 
Capt. Jchnjon s Company, in the Province Service, fctcing forth, that upon the Deceafe *^ 
ot Capt johnfon, toe Command devolved upon this Memorialift; that he conceives ' 
he ought to receive Captain's Pa; for the Time he had the Command; that he has not 
received any Pay either as Captain or Lieutenant during the faid Service; that he was 
obliged to ankver to a Doctor for Services done the Companv, by Order of the 
Commanoing Officer, to the Amount of U^. Tcrk Money; and thaJ he was obIi<.ed 
to kirnrA N eceffaries tor the Soldiers, in order to enable them to perform Duty ; pravmff 
the Houfe to tike the above Matters into Confideration, and grant fuitab eVliet^ 
Which was read, and ordered a iecond Readinc- 

Mr. Jobnfton, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled An 
AaioenaUe theO-^n:rs crd Pojfejfcrs of certain Meadoz^s and Marfh lying in P.fcataway, 
r-?R? -^ ./Middleiex, /. mau and keep open the neceffary BrLs, Sc. reported th^ 
faid Bill witaleveral Amendments thereto; which Bill being again read, was agreed to 
by the Houle, and ordered to be engroifed. "o''-'^" '" 

Mr. ^;«//-5' laid before (he Hoiife feverai Letters he had received from the Accent with 
his Accounts; which were read. ^ ' 

The Bill for Support of Government, was read the fecond Time, and committed to a 

Committee of tne whole Koufe. 

/•l^.^^^f^ "Tf'^'r"'^ '/"'"'"^ ''^'^^ ^"'° " Committee of the whole Houfe on the 
MrTifr^ After forre Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and 

^rfn 11 7""'" ?' ^^.T'-?"' ''P°"=^' '^^' the Committee had gone thro" 
tne faid Bill and come to feverai Reiolutions; which by Leave he reported, as follows • 

Kejolved, "^ 

.J,}"^^- '"} ^"d by faid Bill, when paffedinto a Law, there be paid to his Excellency 
mcka^FrankUn, Efq; T^l^ Hundred Pounds per Annum, to commence thrTwent/- 

or not .'■ It paffed in the Affirmative as follov.-s ; , 

YEAS, 



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YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. Skinner, Mr. Hcghland, Mr. BorJen, Mr. U'ethirill, 

Mr. Johnfion, Mr. Vangefon, Mr. Cooper, Mr. H. Laivrenci, 

Mr. Anderfcn, Mr. Z)^_)', Mr. Keajhy, Mr. Clement. 

Mr. J.Ogdin, Mr. Smith, Mr. //ar^, who voted for I ooo I. 

Mr. Fijhcr, Mr. y. Laturence, 

To the Honourable Charles Read, Efq; Chief Juftice of this Cclony, Ow? Hundred 
and Fifty Pounds per Annum, to commence from the Date of his Commiflion. To 
which the Houle agreed. 

To the Honourable Samuel Nevill, Efq-, Second Juftice of the Supreme Court of 
this Colony, Fifty Pounds per Annum. l"o which the llouie agreed. 

To the Honourable John Berrien, Efq-, Third Juftice of the Supreme Court of this 
Colony, Fifty Pounds per Annum, to commence irom the Date of his Commiffion. To 
which the Houfe agreed. 

To Courtland Skinner, Efq; Attorney General of this Colony, Thirty Pounds per 
Annum. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To Samuel Smith and Stephen Skinner, Efqrs-, Treafurers of this Colony, each Foi'ty 
Pounds per Annum. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To Charles Read, Efq-, Clerk of the Council, Thirty Pounds per Annum. To which 
the Houfe agreed. 

To Jcfeph Shertvood, Efq-, Agent of this Colony at the Court ot Great Britain, or to 
the Agent for the Time being, appointed by the Houie of Repreientativcs, the Sum of 
Eighty Pounds per Annum. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To John Smyth, Efq-, Clerkof the Circuits of this Colony, Tiventy Pounds per Annum. 
To which the Houfe agreed. 

To the Door-Keeper of the Council, Ten Pounds per Annum. To which the Houfe 
agreed. 

To his Excellency William Franklin, Efq-, Si^ity Pounds per Annum, for Houfe-Rent, 
provided he makes Pertb-Ambcy or BurUnglcn the Place ot his Refidence. To which 
the Houfe agreed. 

To any one of the Juftices of the Supreme Court, for attending Circuit Courts, and 
Courts of Oyer and Terminer, in the Manner prefcribed by laid Adl, the Sum oi Ten 
Pounds, for each Time. To which the Houle agreed. 

To each of the Council, for the Time they may attend at any Sitting of General Af- 
fembly within the Time, Six Shillings per Diem. To which the Houle agreed. 

To Abraham Clark, jun. one of the Clerks of the Houfe of Reprefentatives, or any 
other Clerk for his Attendance, the Sum of Ten Shillings per Diem : AUo Four-pence per 
Sheet, reckoning Ninety Words to the Sheet, for entering the Minutes fair in the Book, 
and copying the Laws and Minutes for the Printer ; and to faid Abraham Clark, the Sum 
of Ten Pounds, for Pen, Ink, ?nd Paper, and hiring Clerks to forward the Bufinefs of 
this Scffion. And to Richard Smith, for the faid Services in the laft Seffion, Fifteen 
Pounds. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To the Secretary, for copying the Publick Laws to fend home to England, during the 
Continuance of fud Adl, Four-pence y>^x S\xtd, reckoning Ninety Words to the Sheet. 
To which the Ploufe agreed. 

To each of the Treafurers of this Colony, Six pence per Pound, for exchanging 
ragged and torn Bills of Credit -, alio Fifteen Pounds each, for their extraordinary Ser- 
vices. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To James Parker, or any other Printer, for printing the Laws and Minutes, fuch 
Sums as John Johnfion, Hendrick Fifhcr, John F/etherill, John Hoghland and John 
Ogden, Efquires, or any two of them, fliall agree to be paid for the fame. To which 
the Houfe agreed. 

To the Serjeant at Arms for the Time being, who fhall attend the Council, the Sum 
oi Three Shillings per Diem. To v/hich the Houfe agreed. 

To the Serjeant at Arms* who flrall attend the Houfe of Reprefentatives, the Sum of 
Three Shillings per Diem. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To the Door-Keeper of the Houfe of Reprefentatives for the Time being, who Ihtil 
attend in Manner aforefaid, the Sum of Three Shillings and Six Pence per Dtcm. To 
which the Houfe agreed. To 



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To Johv Johnjloit, Efq-, to pay for a Room for the AflembJy, Twenty Shillings per 
Weeki and alio Fifteen Shillings per Week, to pay for a Room, Firewood and Candles, 
for the Council, during any Sitting within faid lerm. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To Sami'.d Smith, Eiq; to pay Jofeph Sberzuood, Efq; Agent of this Colony, Thirty 
Pounds per Year, for petty Expences, for each of the Years One Thoufand Seven Hun- 
dred and Sixty One, One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty Two, One Thoufand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty Three, and One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty Four.' 
To which the Floufe agreed. 
Ordered, 

That faid Bill as reported and agreed to, be engrofled. 

The Bill entitled, An Aft to naturalize Jofeph Behringei;, &c. was read the iecond 
Time, and agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engrofled. 

The Petition from feveral of the Inhabitants of Jmhy, praying for a Lottery, to repair 
the Prefnyterian Meeting Houi'e in laid Amboy, was read the iecond Time ; and on the 
Queftion, whether the Prayer of the Petition be granted or not ? It was carried in the 
Affirmative, as follows : 

VEAS. YEAS. NAYS: ' NAYS. 

Mr. Siinmr, Mr. Fifier, Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. Clement, 

Mr. Johnjha, Mr. Hoghland, Mr. yangeifon, Mr. Confer, 

Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Dey, Mr. J. La-ivrence, Mr. Keafiy. 

Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Hart. Mr. Borden 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Skinner and Mr. Johnjlon be a Committee to bring in a Bill, agreeable to 
the Prayer of the above Petition. 

Mr. John Ogden, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought In a Bill, 
entitled. An A&fcr laying out tvso feveral Roads, leading through the Townfhtp of Bergen 
to Paulus Flook, &c. which was read and ordered a Iecond Reading. 

Mr. Borden, from the Committee on publick Accounts made the following Report. 
To which the Houfe agreed. 

Dr. 'EWii'DiyX.o'a, Pajmafler of the'iievi-]tTky Regiment. Contra Cr. 

1762, To C?Jh. itcx\\ei oi Andrenju Johnjlon, Efq; 17^2, By Cafli paid 5a»7Bf/i/a»/'s Men, ^fr 

Ma;f, £. 4+1 0-0 Mailer Roll. . - - _ . . £. 1975-1-^, 

To Do. received of Do. 1260-0-0 By Ho. p:i'id ITUliaM McDonald's, per Do. 51-10-0 

To Do. received of Do. , - - 54-0-0 By Do. per Thomas J ohifon'i'Do. - - 1567-5. u 

June, To Do receive ' of .S'<i»:Mf/.y«jVjfr, Efq; 3000-0-0 'By Do. per U^illiam Faliner's Do. - - ijg-ii-j 

Dec. To Do. received of Do -' 350-0-0 By Do. per E/ias Dayton's Do. - - 1765-6-5 

To Do. received of Stephen Siinner, Efq; 590-0-0 By Do. paid Jonathan Stoat,is'L\enteDAnt, 58-15-11 

— ^ ByDo.paidccntinger.tCharges/rReceipts. 9-14-0 

5675-0-0 i . 

To Billance due to £/iizj i5a)/oa z-jz 6 a 5566-6-0 

fey CommilTions at Tivo per Cent. - 111-6-6 



^^.5677-12-6 



£.S677.12-(J 



Ife the Suhfcrlbers, being three of the Committee for Accounts, da hereby certify, that ixie have examined 
the Accounts and Vouchers of the above Elias Dayton, and do report his Accounts as above : 

JOSEPH BORBEN, jun. 
Febnmry li, j-jCif. JOHN JOHNSTON. 

JOHN LAWRENCE. 

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The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P, M. 

The Houle met. 

A Memorial was prefented to the Houfe, from Stephen Crane, Efq-, fetting forth, that 
he was appointed Paymafter and Victualler of the Forces on the Frontiers, in the Year 
One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Fifty Eight ; That faid Forces was expedled to be 
kept up until the Twenty-firft of May following, in Confequence whereof he laid in a 
Stock of Provifions in the Fall of the Year j That faid Forces were dilbandcd fooner 

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than he-expc6ted, and the Provifion fo found, being placed at different Stations, great 
Part of it was entirely loft; That the Committee appointed to fettle his Accounts, re- 
fufed to make any Allowance therefor, unlefs the Hoiife fhould adviiethe Tame ; And 
that he had cloathed and victualled a Number of Men that attended the Go 'ernor at ths 
Tieaty at Eafton, the Expence of which, and the Damages he fuftained by tiie Lofs of 
Provifion, amounts to One Hundred and Sixty Eight Pounds, Eighteen Shillings and 
Nine Pence •, defiring that the fame may be allowed ; which was reau, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 



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Hendrick Fijher d.nd James Parker, Efquires, two of the Managers of the Provincial 
Lotteries, laid their Accounts before the fioufe for their Inipedtion. 

On a Motion made, 

Refolved, 
That It is the Opinion of this Houfe, \.h.iX.Jo7iathan Hampton, Elq-, is authorized by 
Law to pay the Militia lately ilationed on the Frontiers of this Province, and fettle and 
difcharge all Accounts relative thereto. 

The Serjeant at Arms informed the Houfe, that he had ferved the Order of Yefterday 
■with him intrufted, on Col. Htait, who, in Obedience to faid Order, had com • to 
Town, and was attending at the Door. 

Col. Hunt accordingly was ordered into the Houfe, and heard, as well touching that 
Part of John Reeker's Complaint, wherein he is charged with receiving the Wages of 
faid Reeker, as a Soldier in the Pay of this Province, after faid Reekervi.\% fold as a Ser- 
vant to a Suttler, as concerning the faid Col. Hunt\ receiving other Monies on Ac- 
count of faid Reeker, not by him accounted for. The faid Col. Hunt then by Order 
withdrew. 

The Houfe taking the above Matters into Confi.eration, and being dellrous of 
obtaining further Information touching the Premifesi 
Ordered, 

That the further Confideration of the fame be deferred till next Week ; and that the 
Serjeant at Arms do immediately ^\vt'biot\cQ lo Is/ir. John Ccx, at Mocres Toivn; znd 
alfo to Mr. John Blanchard, at Elizabeth Town, that they are both required to a:tend 
this Houfe on Monday nfia, at Five o'Clock in the Afternoon, to tcftify what they 
know concerning the Matters alledged againft Col. Hutit; and that faid Col. Hunt do 
alfo attend at the fame Time. 

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, 
entitled, yJn A(5l to empoiver the Prepyterian Congregation in the City of Perth-Amboy, 
to raife by Lottery a Sum of Money, Qc. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning, Ten o'Clock. 
• MONDAY, February 20, 1764. 

The Houfe met. 

The engroHed Bill, entitled. An Aft for raifing a 'Number of Men, in the ufual PrO' 
■portion, not exceeding Six Hundred, Officers included, for the enfuing Campaign, and 
making Provifion for the Jame, was read and compared ; and on the Queflion : 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pais. ' 

Ordered, 
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Johnfion, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, and 
defire their Concurrence thereto. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Support of Governmcnty Sec. was read 
and compared -, and on the Qiiefti^on : 

Refolved^ 



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Refolved, Nemine Contradkentet 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fijher and Mr. Dey^ do carry the faid Bill to the Council, and defire their 
Concurrence thereto. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An Aft to miuralize Jofeph Behringer, &c. was read and 
compared ; and on the Queftion : 
Rejoived-, 
That the fame do pals. 

The engrolTed Bill, entitled, An A& to enable the Oivmrs and Pcjfejfors of certain 
Salt Meaaow and Marjh, &c. was read and compared, and on the Queftion, 
Rejoived, 
Thar the lame do pafs. - . * ' 

Ordered, . N 

That Mr. Van Geifon and Mr. Keajbey, do carry the above Bills to the Council, and 
deiire their Concurrence thereto. 

• 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Smith, from the Committee appointed for that Service, brought in the Draught 
of an Addrefs to his Excellency, which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. J. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Johnjlon and himfelf delivered the Bill with 
them entrufted, to Lord Stirling, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

The Bill, entitled. An A6t to empower the Prejbyterian Congregation in the City of 
Perth-Amboy, to rmfe by Lottery, a Snm of Money for repairing the Prejbyterian Meeting 
Houje in faid City ; was read the fecond Time j and on the Queftion, whether the faid 
Bill be engrofs'd, or not ? itpafled in .the Negative, as follows. 

YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Skinner, Mr. R, Laivrence, Mr. Borden, 

Mr. John/ton, Mr. Fan Geifon, Mr. Clement, 

Mr. tVethcrill, Mr. Dey, Mr. Cooper, 

Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Smith, Mr. Keajbej. 

Mr. Fijhir, Mr. J. Laiurence, 

Mr. Hoghland. 

Ordered, 
That faid Bill do lie upon the Table. 

The Bill, entitled. An Act for laying out two Jeveral Roads, leading through the 
Townjkip of Bergen, to Paulus-Hook, isle, was read the fecond Time, and committed 
to Mr. Ftfher and Mr. R. Lawrence. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Catherine Johnfon, . Widow of Capt. 
Thomas Johnjon, fetting forth, that her Hufband having the Command of the Com- 
pany in the Pay of this Colony, the Year paft, was in all Probability killed by the 
Savages, in an Attack by them made upon a Marching Party ; that faid Captain 
Johnjon being Paymafter of faid Company, carried Money with him for that Purpofe, 
which, with his Accounts of Difburfements, by his untimely Death, was entirely loft, 
together with fundry Valuable EfFefts ; praying the Houfe to take the above Matters 
into Confideration, and grant fuitableRehefj which was read, and ordered a fecond « 
Reading; 

Mr. Van Geifon reported, that Mr. Keajbey and himfelf, delivered the two Bills with 
them entrufted, to Mr. Ladd, one of the Gendemen of the Council. 

Mr. Fijher reported, that Mr. Dey and himfelf delivered the Bill with them entrufted, 
to Mr. Laddi one of the Gentlemen of the Council. A 



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A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from EUas Marfi, of Jmhy, fettlng forth, 
that in the Year 1756, lie was employed by General ^/^/r/^j's Agents to go to Ofivego, 
as JMafter Ship-Builder-, and in Purfuance of his Contraft, employed a Number of 
■Workmen to go with him on that Service, in Confidence of having their Wages anfwered 
by the Agent appointed for paying fuch Accounts •, which has hitherto been rcfufed ; 
•and .thilt laid Workmen demanding their Wages of this Petitioner, he is likely to be- 
come a very confiderable Sufferer, unlefs he can obtain fome Relief from the Legifla- 
ture ; praying the Houfe to take the fam.e into ferious Confideration ; which Petitioa 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading : 

The Petition from fundry of the Inhabitants of Chefterfield and Nottingham, for a Law 
to be pafied, declaring Crojfwicks-Creek from lVe.tfon\ Ferry, dov/n to the Mouth of the 
fame, ^ good and lawful Fence, and for other Purpoies therein mentioned, was read 
the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill at the next Sitting'of Aflembly, 
a^^reeable to the Prayer of their Petition -, provided publick Notice of their Application 
a'nd this Order, is given in the Pennfylvania Gazette, at leaft Six Weeks bctore laid 
Sitting. 

Mr. John Blanchard, one of the Witneffes fent for concerning the Complaint of 
John Reekir again it Col. Hunt, attending purfuant to the Order of Saturday iaft,_ was 
cabled into the Houfe, and examined touching the Premifes, in the Prefence of Col. 
Hunt. The Confideration of the Matter was then deferred till the other Witncfs fent 
for,j can be heard. 

The Memorial of Stephen Crane, Efq-, relating to his Lofs of Provifions on the Fron- 
tiers in the Year 1758,'' occafioned by the fudden and unexpeded Difbandment of the 
Porces-, and his furnidiing Provifions and other Neceffaries, for a large Number of 
the {aid Forces that attended the Governor at a Treaty held at Enjlcn ; defiring an Al- 
lowance for the fame, was read the fecond Time, and Mr. Crane attending at the Door 
in order to fupport the Matters fet forth in his Memorial, was admitted into the Houlc, 
and heard •, and then he withdrew. 
Ordered, 

That the Confideration of the above Memorial be deferred till To-morrow. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'CIock*. 
' 'Tuejday, February 21, 1 764. 
The Houfe met. 

The Draught of an Addrefs to his Excellency was read the fecond Time, and agreed 
to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engroffed. 

The Memorial of Adam Sha-jo was read the fecond Time, and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Public Accounts. 

The engroffed Addrefs to his Excellency, was read and compared. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Speaker d© fign the fame. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Hart do wait upon his Excellency, and defire to be 
. informed, when he will be waited upon by the Houfe with their Addrefs. 

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of Stephen Crane's Memorial, and the Matters 
therein fuggefted not being fufficiently proved. 
]■ Ordered, j 1, 

That the further Confideration of the fame be deferred till next Seffions, in order that 
Mr. Crane may have Time to prepare fuch Proofs as he fliall think proper, touching the 
Premifes ; and that the Committee formerly appointed to fettle his Accounts, do defer 
their Report till the fame Time. Ordered, 



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Oi'dered, 
Tiiac Mr. Smith, Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Fifier, be a Committee, to bring in a 
Bill at next Seffion, for preventing Frauds in fuch Mortgages as fhall be taken here- 
aicer, by providing that the Mortgagees having the Title Deed in PoiTtflion, lliall be 
coniidered ai the firll Security. 



Mr. John Lawrence reported, that Mr. Harl and himfelf, delivered the Meflage of 
theHouie vvich rhementiLilbd, to his Excellency, who was pleaied to fay, the Houfe 
fhould hear from him. 

The Petition oFEIias Marjh, was read the fecond Time. 
Refolved, 

That if any AsStions fhould be brought by any Perfons againft faid Elins Marjh, for 
the Matters alledged in his Petition, this Houfe will take his Cafe into Confideration, and 
difcharge his Boay from Confinement ; it on Hearing, it appears to be juft fo to do. 

The Petition of Catherine Jsbnfoy, was read the lecond Time. 

Ordiredf 
That the Committee on publick Accounts, do infpeft into the Matters fet forth in 
faid Petition, and make Report thereof to this Houfe. 

The Petition from the Inhabitants of Ncttinghay.i, praying a Law, to provide for 
building the Bridge over y^V^w-t Creek of Ston«^, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Confideration of the iubject Mgttei- of faid Pctldon, be deferred till the 
third Day of next Sitting of Afiembly; when all Parties concerned, m.ay have an 
Opportunity of being heard, for and 32,ainft the i£ne. 

The Accounts of Elias Dayton^ as PaymafLcr of the Jcrfcy Regiment, having been 
fettled, and reported this Seffion. 

On a Motion made, 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Speaker do iflue an Order to the Secretar/, to deliver up and cancel faid 
Elias Baytiuh Bc.*rd, in b:s Cuftody, given for the faithful Difcharge of his Office. 

Ordered, 

That Mr. /. Lazvrence, Mr. Borden, Mr. Skinner and Mr. Fijher, be a Committee, 

to coiledt the actual Surveys of the two great Roads, leading through this Province, 

from C<J5;)ct's Ferry to Ncw-2':fk, in ordtr that this Houfe may be informed where 

the faid Roads can be i^reightned ; and that they, make Report thereof at next Seffion. 

On a Motion mad?. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Sllnncr and Mr. Borden, be a Committee, to bring in a Bill at next Seffion, 
for preferving of Filli in the River Delaware, and to prevent ObftrucStions in the 
Navigation thereof. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

A MelTage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary, in the Words following. 

* Gentleme'/i, 
* T O prevent any Interruption to the ufaal Courfe of Juftice, which might 

* enfue from the Death of Mr. Morris, I have, with the unanimous Advice 
' of the Council, appointed the Honourable Charles Read, Efq; Chief Juftice, 

* and John Berrien, Efqj one of the Judges of the Supreme Court, in this 

* Province.' 

r,iru^rf^^,^y6^, ^M. FRANKLIN. 

E Mr. 



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Mr. Richard Lawrence, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, 
entitled, Jn Ad for laying out two feveral Roads, leading through the 'Toivnfiip of 
Bergen, to Paulus-Hook, ^c. reported, that they had made feveral Amendments to 
faid Bill ; which Bill, with the Amendments being read, and other Amendments thereto 
made, was agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engrofled. 

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary j which being read, is in the Words 
following. 

* Gentlemen, 

' 1 .^ROM feme Intelligence received by the lafl: Pacquet from Englandy 
' J/^ I find, thattheRightHonourableLordsof Trade and Plantations, having 

* taken into Conlideration the AGs pafled by this Government and New- 

' Tork, for fettling the Boundary Line between the tVv''o Provinces, approve of' 

* the Purport of thofe Adls, and are on that Account, inclinable to recommend 

* them for Allowance to hisMajeily: But fome Difficulty ariiing with regard 

* to one of the Commiffioners nominated in the Adl of this Province, has oc- 

* calioned their Lord (hips to objefb to the advifing the Ccnfirmation thereof as 

* it now ftands. I therefore recommend it to you, to pafs another Adl, in 

* every RefpeG like the former, except, that in the Room of the two Gentle- 
'men fird named therein as Agents, (one of whom being fince deceafed,) let 

* the Names of William Donaldfo}! and Walter Faitherford, Efqrs, be inferted j 

* this will obviate the Objection of their Lordfhips, and be a Means of obtaining 

* the many falutary Purpofes, which mufb necefTarily enfue to this Province, 

* from that Ad; being carried into Execution.' 

mruary..,.^(.:,. W ^- FRANKLIN. 

The faid Bills, mendoned in his faid Excellency's Meflage, being read, with the 
Amendments therein propofed, was agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be cngrolTed. 

Mr. John Cox, one of the Witneffes fent for Saturday lafb, touching the Complaint 
againfl; Co]. Hunt, attending, was called into the Houfe, and examined in the Prefencc 
of faid Col. Hunt: The Confideration thereof was then deferred till To-morrow 
Morning. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 

Wednejday, February 22, 1764. 

The Houfe met. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft for fubmitting the Property of Lands, which are 
held or claimed by a}jy of his Majefty's Subj:£fs, as lying within this Colony, and are affeSlci 
by the Controverfy about the Boundary or Partition Line between this Colony and the 
Colony of New-1'ork, to fuch a Alethod of Decifion, &c. was read and compared; and 
on the Qiieftion, Whether the fame do pafs or not .'' it was carried in the Affirmative, 
as follows : 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. S/tiniier, Mr. J. Lamirence, Mr. R. Lanurence. 

Mr. John/ion, Mr. Borden, Mr. Hcghland. 

Mr. U^etherill, Mr. Clement, Mr. Van Get/on, 

Mr. Anderfoyi, Mr. KeaJIiey. Mr. Det, 

Mr. J. (Men, Mr. Hart. 'Mr. SKith, 

Mr. Fijher. Mr. Ccofer. 

Refolved, 
That the faid Bill do pafs. 

The engrofs'd Bill, entitled, Jn Aft for fubjeSfing the Eflates cf the General Pro- 
prietors of the Eaflern Divi/ion of this Colony., to the IndsmnificatioUf isjc. was re?■^ and 
compared i and on the Queftion, * Refolved, 



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Refohed, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Skinner and Mr. Johnfion do carry the above Bills to the Council, and 
defire their Concurrence thereto. 

The engrofs'd Bill, entided. An A.^for laying out two feveral Roads, leading through 
t^e Town of Bergen, /o Paulus Hook, was read and compared; and on the Queftion, 
Whether the faid Bill do pafs or not .'' it was carried the Negative, as follows : 

YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Johnjion, Mr. Siinner, Mr. Fan Gei/on, 

Mr.J.Ogdcr,, Mr. n'etherill, Mr. Dey, 

Mr. Smith, Mr. R. Laturertce, Mr. Climent, 

Mr. J. Laiurence, Mr. Andtrfen, Mr. Cooper, 

Mr. Borden, Mr. Fifher, Mr. Keajbej. , 

Mr. Hart. Mr. Hoghlar.d. 

Ordered, 
That all Perlbns which may be any way affefted, by laying out the abovefaid Roads 
through Bergen, do attend the Koufe, with their Objections, if any they have, on the 
third Day of next Sitting of Aflembly ; and in Cafe no fubftantial Reafons againft the 
fame, Ihall then be oriered ; it is ordered, that tae Petitioners have Leave to bring in 
another Bill, for laying out faid Roads. 

On a Motion made. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. J. Ogden and Mr. Bey be a Committee to bring in a Bill at next Sefllon,' 
for obliging the MUitia Omcers to account for all fuch Fines and Forfeitures as they 
may have in their Cuftody. 

Mr. Skinner reported, that Mr. Johnjlcn and himfelf delivered the Bills with them 
entrufted, to Mr. Read and Mr. Ladd, two of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of the Matters alledged againft Col. Hunt ; 
and it appearing by a Receipt, produced by John Cox, that faid Hunt had received of 
IVilliam Cox, by the Hands of faid John Cox, in the Year 1761, the Sum oi Five 
Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Six Fence, on Account of John Reeker ; which he never 
accounted for, and paid to faid Reeker ; and it alfo appeared, that faid Hunt had received 
faid i?^^/^^r's Wages as a Soldier, for the lat;er Part of the Campaign in 1761, after 
the faid Col. Hunt had fold him to a Sutder at Ofvjego.— 

— -Whereupon it is ordered, that Col. Hunt be called into the Houfe, and that Mr. 
Speaker do recommend to him, to pay .S/^ Pckw^j to the Serjeant at Arms, for giving 
Ts'otice to hipifelf, and the WitnelTes, to attend this Houfe ; and alfo fatisfy Mr. John 
Cox, for his Attendance ; and alfo pay to faid Joha Reeker, the Sum of Five Pounds 
Seventeen Shillings and Six Pence. 

Col. Hufit, being thereupon called into the Houfe, and informed thereof; hepromifed 
a Compliance therewith, and acknowledged his Faults for the Trouble he had given the 
Houfe in the Affair : He was then difmiffed from further Attendance. 

A Mellage from the Council, by Mr. Ladd, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council 
have palTed the Bill, entitled, Jn Aft for the Support of Government, &c. alfo the Bill, 
entitled, y/« Aft /o;w/ar«/z'2f Joieph Behringer, and others ; and alfo the Bill, entitled, 
yin Aft to enable the Ozvners and Poffejfors of certain Meadows and Marfh, lying in the 
TownJJjips of Woodbridge and Pifcataway, to make and keep open the neceffary Drains^ &c. 
without any Amendments. ' 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P, M. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr: 



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Mr. Borden, from the Committee on publick Accounts made the following Reports. 



To whicii the Houfc agreed. 



Dr. 7ie Province of Nev/-]eriey, to JolmSmyih, one of the Commi^oiiers. Cr. 

1761. To the Amount of his Account, 1761. 

as f>tr Vouchers. - - - - £• igs^-oj-y-l May 7. Sy Czih received of ^nJre^yohn/len,'EC<{; 
To Commiffions, at z per Cent. 39-01-9 Trealurer- .... . ^. joo-00-0 

Eallance due to the Province, i33-Oi-7-i 11. By Cafh received of Do. ... 525-00-0 

14. By Calh received of Po. ... 5^7-120 

June I. Ey Cafti received of Do. ... 525 00-0 

23. By Do. received of Do. ... 210-000 

5<;^. 21. By Dp. received of Do. ... 12900-0 



£. 1126-120 £. 2126-12-0 



Ife the Subfcrihers, three of the Committee Jor fettling publick Accounts, have examined the abo've Account and 
Vouchers relati've thereto, and do refart it as abo've fated. February 21, 1764. 

JOSEPH BORDEN, jun. 
JOHN JOHNSTO\. 
JOHN LAWRENCE. 



Dr. Proi;M« 0/" New Jerfey, /« John Smyth, £/j; /fr Contra Cr. 

1762. To Sundries purchafed for the Ufe of the 1762, By Cafli received oi Andreiujohnfon, 

Forces raifed in 1762. - - £,■ '94'4--03-05-i May. £. 1780-T4-0 

To CommiiTions at z per Cer.t. - 38->707-i OiS. 7. By Do. received of /.ooif/ Morr», for 

Bounty and Cloaths. ... - 13-10-6 



£.- 1794-04-6 
Ballance due toJoAn i'wy/*, Efq; -- 188-16-5-^ 



,f. 1983-00-11-X ^.1983-00-11-^ 

February 22, 1764. JVe the Subfcrihers, three of the Committee appointed to fettle publick Jtcounts, have examined 
the Vouchers and Receipts relati've to the above Account, and report the fame accordingly. 

JOHN JOHNSTON, 
JOSEPH BORDEN, 
JOHN LAVVICENCE. 



Dr. John Blenchard, Paymafter, to the Province of Nenu-Jerfey, Cr. 

To a Ba'lance due to the Province, as per the Com- By Cafh paid 24 Men, being Part of the 68 Men 
mittee's Settlement in Jaw lit, 1763. - C-ii-e^-j not allowed ; and noted in the Settlement of 

To a Deduftion of Commiflions, on £. 55-4-10, June itt, 1763. - . . . . ,^.30-076 

at z per Cent. 12-1 Ballance due to the Province. ... 38-19-2 



,C. 62-6-8 ;£. 62-06-8 



IVe the Suhfcriberj, three of the Committee on publick Accounts, ha'v'.r.g examined the above Account, and the 
Voiuhers relating thereto, do report the fame as above fated, 

^ JOHN LAWRENCE, 

February 22, 1764. JOSEPH-KORDEN, jun. 

JOHN JOHNSTON. 



A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council 
have paffed the Bill, entitled, An AO: for Jubmitting the Property of Lands, ivhicb ere 
held or claimed hy any of his Majefly's Suhje£fs, as lying ii-ithin this Colony, i^c. and alio 
the Bill, entitled, Jn Aft for ftihje£ling the Efiates of the General Proprietors of the 
Eaflern Divifion of this Colony, to the Indemnification of this Province, from any Expence 
in running the Line hetween New-Jerfey and New-York. 

The Houle adjouin'd till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'Clock. 

Thurfday, February 23, 1764. 

The Houfc met. 

Mr. Borden, from the Committee on publick Accounts, made the following Report, 
To which the Houfe agreed. Dr. 



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Dr. Pnnihice of Hevr-Jcrfey, go Thom»s Johnfon. C. . 

1763, To'Amountof Cipt.yotn/bn'sMvi&.er- 1763. 

N<n/. Roll, from the firll of Wto. 176Z, By C^lh of Stephen Siimitr, - £. 1059-17.6 

to the firft of ^00/. 1763. - ^f. 147105-5 By Deduftion tor Dead Men, - - 40-16-7 



To Capt. Jchiifon's Pay, from ift Nov. 



1762, to 13th Seft 1763, Ten ;^. io?o-i4-i 

Months and 14. Days. - - - 10504-4. 



;f. 1576-09-9 Ballance due ^bomas Johnfon, - ^17-06-1^ 
To Comm'iffions 3t Tvjo per Cent. 31-10-5^ 



£. i6o?-oo-i| 



£. i6o$.oo-iJ 



We the Subfcribers, three of the Committee for fettling the N.B. Out of the Ballance of this Acctunt, the AJminiftra- 

publick Accounts, do report the Accow.t as abo've fated. tors of Thomas Johnfon deceafed, is to repay to Adam 

JOSEPH BORDEN, jun. Shaw, the Pay he has advanced to the SaUiers, fince the 

JOHN JOHNSTON, Death of Capt. ]o\\n(on -, alfo the Adminifrators to pay 

JOHN HART. all the Soldiers not yet paid, for the full Year's Service. 

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary, informing the Houfe, that his 
Excellency is in the Council Chamber, ready to receive the Addrefs of the Houfe, • 
and give his Aflent to ieveral Bills belore him. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe, went to wait upon his 
Excellency, and delivered their Addrefs in the Words following : 

7 O ■ His Excellency WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Efq; Captain General, 
and Governor and Commander in Chief in and over his Majejiys Province of 
Nevv-Jerfey, and Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and 
Vice- Admiral in the fame., Sec. 

The Humble ADDRESS of the Representatives of faid Province, in 

General Affembly convened. 

May it pleafe your Excellency, 
71/ E His Mojeftys dutiful and loyal SubjeSls the Reprefentatives of New- Jerfcy, 
' in General Affembly convened., have deliberately confdered the Matters recom- 
mended in your Excellency's Speech, and found it neceffary to go into fome Pre- 
parations for the general Service. 

I N the Original Settlement of this Province, great Circumfpe5lion and Care 
was ufed to gain and preferve the Friendjhip of the Indian Natives ; their Lands 
IS ere from time to time, fairly and. openly pur chafed, to their general SatisfaSlion i 
this conciliated their Affection, and for a long Courfe of lime, they nvery eminently 
ferviceable to the new Settlers ; and f nee the Beginning of their Hofilities, lefl 
fome among them jhould think any Part of our Lands remained unpurchafed, Care 
ivas taken at the "Treaty o/Eafton, in ij^S, to obtain for a valuable Confideration, 
a general Releafe for all the Lands in this Province, fuch Parts only excepted as 
were refervedfor the TJfe of thofe Indians that inclined to live under the ProteSlion 
of this Government ; this was done, and the Money paid in open Council, and their 
Approbation univerfally exprefs'd : Such therefore being the Circumflances of this 
Province, with regard to the Indians ; it became a Matter of Afonijhment to us, 
that any ConduSi of theirs, f]:ould give Reafon to fear their Intentions refpeSfing 
us : And whether they had aSiually any Defgn upon this Province, or not, their 
Ho/lilities in the Neighbourhood of our Frontier, and in one doubtful Injlance over 
the Line, were Inducements to place a Frontier Guard of Two Hundred Men, 
for the Winter pajl ; the continuing this Guard, .ive believe, might be Security for 

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■cur fmall Frontier ; hut m their Perfdy to the Gcuernmcnf fecms to requirr 
Chaftifement, and the Operations to make a future Peace eJfeSiual., calls for tie 
unlted'Force of the Colonies : IFe have novj pajjed a Bill, jor raljmg the l\iimber 
of Men mentioned In the Generals Lttters, on Condition a Majority of the 
Rafter n Colonies jhvuld come Into the Re qui jit Ion ; conceivings that as we can neither 
rank among the moflable, nor are mod expofed by our Situation ; the making 
this Provl/lon, by which our Levies may be as foon In the Field as any of the 
Eajiern Colonies, Is coming up to the Demand of his Majfty, by the Secretary 
cf State, a7id the General. 

WHI L SF ii'c are thus prepating for bringing perfidious Savage Vlolafers 
cf publlck Faith, to a Senfe of their Inter eft, we would by no Means be u?ider- 
fiood as mcludlng Refentment agalnjl all Indians ; Experience Jlxws, as your 
Excellency juftly obferves, that there are 7nany among them, notwlthftandlng the 
general Cot ruption of the Frlbcs, fome that have dljllngulfied thcmfelves by a long 
and feady Attachmetit to the Engllflj ; fuch there are amongft us ; thefe demand 
cur Protection. Juftlce to the Original Proprietors, ivhqfe Lands we piirchafed and 
occupy, the Faith of the Governmeiit , their Proofs of the Fidelity require It ; and we 
have a well grounded Confidence In our CoJiftltucnts, that no Occafon will be given 
(by any A51 of theirs) to brand them with the Lofs of their dlftlnguljl^lng Faculties^ 
nor plunge Into a CofjduSi, that beftdes Incurring the Penalties of Government, 
tends to bajjlf Juftlce from the World, ftalns the ChrlUlan Name, and /lamps 
Dlfgrace upon Human Nature, by punljlnng the Innocent, jor what the Guilty only 
fhsuld fuff'er. 

By Order of the Houfe, 

ROBERT OGDEN, Speaker. 

HisExcellency was then pleafed to give his Aflent to the following Bills, cnafting 
the iame, viz. 

An Aft for the Support cf Government of his Majejifs Colony of New-Jerfey, /* 
ccmme-nce the Twenty-firjl Day of May, Otte Thouf and Seven Hundred and Sixty four, and 
to end the Twevty-firfi Day cf May, One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five ; and to 
difcharge the publick Debts and contingent Charges thereof. 

An A61 for fiilmiltir.g the Property of Lands, which are held or claimed by any cf his 
Majefty's Subjects, as lying within this Colony, and are aff^Med by the Contrcverfy about 
the Boundary or Partition Line between this Colony and the Colony of New- York, to fucb 
a Method of Dccifion as his racft Gracious Majefty fhall think- proper, by his Royal Com' 
'mijfion, or ctherwife, to appoint . 

An Ad for fubjening the Efiates of the General Proprietors of the Eaftern Divifion of 
this Colony, to the Indemnification cf this Province, from any Expence in running the Line 
between New-Jerfey and New-York. 

An KSi to naturalize Jofeph Behringer, John SnofFer, George Windemude, Gaiper 
Shepperd, Wajtofi Vokes, John Henry Snoffer, Martin Swort Welder, Adam Cuncle, 
Andrew Wagener, John Philip Weiker and John Morke], 

An Aft to enable the Owners and Poffeffors cf certain Salt Meadows and Marfh, lying 
in the Townfhips cf Woodbridge <z»iPiJcataway, to make and keep open the neceffary Drains, 
build and repair Bridges and Gates, for the Ufes therein mentioned. 

His 



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His Excellency then made the following Speech. 

* Gentlemen of the General Affembly ; 

' TJflS Majefty's Council being of Opinion, that your Supply Bill is of too uncertain 
« \_\ a Nature, and too inadequate to the Furpofe, cannot let it pafs their Houfe. 
' As it has therefore not yet come before me, my Opinion is not to be expeded, any 
' otherwife than as founded on the Account of it contained in your Add refs.— Upon 
' that Reprefentation alone, I cannot but be of the fame Sentiments with the Honourable 
' Gentlemen of the Council. But to prevent any Altercation, which a particular Dif- 
' quifition on the Subjcft of a Money Bill might occafion ; I think it expedient to give 

* you a ihort Prorogation, that you may have an Opportunity of bringing in a new Bill, 

* not liable to the lame Objedions as theprelent. 

« I do therefore prorogue you, to Two o'Clock this Afternoon, then to meet at 
*■ Terth-Amboy.' , February 2^, ly 6 j^. 



PER rn-AMB O r, Thur/day, February 23, 1764. Two P. M. 

The Houfe met, purfuant to his Excellency's Prorogaiion. 

TH E Houfe taking into Confideration, that the Council have refufed to pals the 
Bill, propofed to them, ibr raifing Six Hundred Men for his Majefty's Service, 
in offenfive Meaibrcs againft the Indians, on Condition a Majority of the Eaftern 
Colonies, as far as to include the Majfacbufetts Bay, fhould come into his Majefty's 
Requifition on this Occafion ; lell a Service fo important fhould fuffer for Want of the 
Affiftance of this Colony ; the Queflion was put, whether the Limitation fhould extend 
to the Province of Nezv-Tcrk only ? and it was carried in the Affirmative, as follows : 



YEAS. 


YEAS. 


NAYS. 


NAYS. 


Mr. Skinner, 


Mr. Fangeifen, 


Mr. Wetherill, 


Mr. CoDfer 


Mr. Johnfton, 


Mr. Dey, 


Mr. R. Laivrence, 


Mr. Keajbj. 


Mr. Anacrjcn, 


Mr. J. Laivrence, 


Mr. Clement, 




Mr. 7. Ogden, 


Mr. Borden. 






Mr. Fij'her, 


•Mr. Hart. 






Mr. Hoghland. 








One Member prefent, was 


excuied from voting. 





A Bill was'thcn brought in, entitled. An K€tfor raifing a Number of Men, in the ufual 
Proportion, net exceeding Six Hundred, Officers included, &c. which was read, and. 
debated Paragraph by Paragraph, and feveral Amendments made thereto ; the fame 
as amended, was agreed to by the Houle, and ordered to be engrols'd. 

The engrofi'd Bill, entitled. An Adt for raifing a Number of Men, in the ufual 
Proportion, isc. v/as read and compared; and on the Queflion, whether the faid Bill 
^o pafs or not .^ it was carried in the Affirmative, as follo%vs : 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. ^^kinner, Mr. Van Geifon, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Coopir. 

Mr. Johnjlon, Mr. Dey, > Mr^ R. Lanurence, Mr. Keafity. 

Mr. Anderfcn, Mr. J. Laivrence, Mr. Clement, 

Mr. 7. Ogdct:, Mr. Borden, 

Mr. Fijhsr, Mr. Hart. 

Mr. Hoghland. 

One Member prefent, was excufed from voting. 
Refolved, 
That the faid Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Hart do carry the abovefaid Bill to the Council, fojc 
their Concurrence. 

Mr. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Hart and himfelf delivered the Bill with them en- 
trufted, to the Speaker in Council. A 



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A Meflao-e from the Council, by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council 
have paffecfthe Bill, entitled, Jn A&for raiftng a Number of Men in the ujual Propor- 
tion, not exceeding Six Hundred, &c. 

That Mr Fan Geifon and Mr. Anderfon do wait upon the Council, and defire to be in- 
formed, whether they have any Bufinefs before them •, and if they have not, mtorm 
them, that this Houfe purpofes to apply to his Excellency for a Dilmiffion. 

Mr. Van Geifon reported, that Mr. Anderfon and himfelf delivered the above Meflage to 
the Council, who fay they have no Bufinefs before them. 

Ordered, , . ^^ „ , • . u • 

That Mr. WetherillmA Mr. Skinner do wait upon his Excellency, and acquaint him 
that the Houfe have gone through all the Bufinefs before them, and are defirous ot 
being difmiffed. 

Mr Wetherill reported, that Mr. Skinner and himfelf delivered the above Meffagc to 
his Excellency, who was pleafed to fay, the Houfe Ihould hear from him in a few 
Minutes. 

A Meflac^e from his Excelleacy, by the Clerk of the Council, informing the Houfe, 
that his Excellency is in the Council Chamber, and requires the Attendance ot the 

Houfe immediately. , . , , tt r v u- 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait upon his 
Excellency; who was pleafed to give his Affent to the following Bill, enafting the fame. 



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An Aft for raifing a Number of Men iu the ufual Proportion, not exceeding Six-Hundred, 
Officers included, for the enfuing Campaign, and making Provifionfor the fame. 

His Excellency then prorogued the General Aflcmbly, to the Day oiMarh next, 
then to meet at Burlington. 



Y Virtue of an Order of the Houfe, I do 
appoint James Parker^ of Woodbridge^ to print 

thefe Votes. 

ROBERT OGDEN, 

Speaker, 





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VOTES 



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PROCEEDINGS 

O F T H E 

General AiTembly 

O F T H E 

Province of NEW-JERSEY. 



At a SESSION of General Assembly, began at 
BURLINGTON, May 21, 1765, and con- 
tinued till the 20th Day of June following. 

Being the Eleventh Seffion of the Twentieth Aflembly of NEJF- 

JERSET. 




BuRLiN-GTON, f« NEW-JERSEY: 

Printed by James Parker, Printer to the King's Mod Excellent 

Majefty, for the Province. 

M.DCC.LXV. 



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Votes of the General AJfemblyi 



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BURLINGTON, Tuesday, M^y 2t, 1765. 

|URSUANT to His Excellency's feveral Prorogations of the General AfTemblyj 
from Time to Time, to this Day, the Houfe met, and adjourn 'd till Ten 
o'clock To-morrow Morning. 

Wed7iefday, May 22, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Johnjion, do wait upon his Excellency, and acquaint 
him, that a fufficient Number of Members to proceed on Bufinefs are met, and ready 
to receive any Thing he may pleafe to lay before them. 

Mr. Wetherill acquainted the Houfe, that Samuel Nevill, ECq; one of the Members 
for Middle/ex, is deceafed. 
Ordered^ 

That Mr. Speaker doilTue his Wafrant, to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out 
a "Writ, for the Elcftion of a Reprefentative for the faid County of Middiefex, in the 
Room of the faid Samuel Nevill. 

Mr. J. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Johnjion and himfelf had waited upon his 
Excellency, according to the above Order, who was pleafed to fay, he fhould be in the 
Council-Chamber about Twelve o'Clock, when the Houfe fhould hear from him. 

A Mdflage from His Excellency, by Mr. Secretary ; 

Mr. Speaker, his Excellency is in the Council-Chamber, and requires the Attendance of 
4he Houfe. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left thcChaif, and with the Houfe went to wait upon his 
Excellency : And being returned, Mr. Speaker rcfumed the Chair, and reported, that 
the Houfe had waited upon his Excellency, who was pleafed to make a Speech to the 
Council and General Aflembly -, of which Mr. Speaker faid he had, to prevent Miftakes, 
obtained a Copy j which by Order of the Houfe was read, and is as follows, viz. 

* Gentlemen of the Council ^ Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the General AffemUy ; 

* TTT is with infinite Satisfaftion that I embrace this firft Opportunity of congratu- 

* I lating you upon the happy Termination of Hoftilities with the Indians. By 

* ■*• the wife Meafures of His Majefty's General, and the judicious, fpirited Conduct 

* of Colonel Bouquet, they have been reduced to accept the moft humiliating 

* Terms of Accommodation. They were not only compelled to deliver up all their 

* Prifoners, but even their own Children born of white Women ; and to give up a 

* Number of their principal Chiefs, to remain as Hoftages, till they fhould fend 

* Deputies to Sir William Johnfou, to fettle a Peace upon fuch further Terms as he 

* fhould think nccelTary. 

* The Troops you enabled me to fend into the Field, for the laft Campaign, were of 

* confiderable Service : Their Behaviour, in every Refpeft, was fuch as did Honour 

* to the Province. The Guards placed on our Frontiers have likewife done their Duty, 
f and the Inhabitants have been fully protedted from the Incurfions of the Enemy. 

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'I iiave it in Cli.irg; I'-qni Ilis M.ij£f;v- to recomm.fnd to you tlie Facilitating the 
' Conveyance of Lt-tters, by the Poib, through this Province. A regular, fate and 
' fpeedy Correfpnnilence is of the utmofl: Importance to his Majefty's Service, and to 

* t'lc ccmmerical Intereft and general Convenience of his Subjetls. It is therefore not 
' to be doubted buc the Legiflatures of the ftvera! Colonies will readily and chearfuUy 

* promote the Eftablifhment of Ferries, ti>e Ereilion of Bridges, the Improvement 

* of Roads, and whatever elfe may contribute to prevent Delays and Interruptions to 
' the Polls in pafTsng.— His Majefty's Deputy Poftmafters General for the Nothern 
' Diftriift of America^ have given me Affurances, that if the Legiflature of this Pro- 

* vince will caufe Bridges to he erefted over Ancccas, and the Creek near the Barracks 

* in this City, they v/ill order the Pofts to take that Route in their Way between Ne-iv- 
' Tork and Philadelphia ; as the Communication will be thereby confiderably fhortened, 

* and rendered far more certain. The many Advantages to the Province in general, 
' which will attend this Meafure, if carried into Execution, will, in my Opinion, 
' greatly overballance any Inconveniences itmay occafion. Indeed, all of the latter, 
' which I have yet heard luggefted, have been either imaginary, or fuch as are merely 
' local, and might be eafiiy obviated. 

' I have received from the Lords Commiffioners for Trade and Plantations, an 

* Order of HisMajefty in Council, repealing the A£i for rendering void the Lottery 
' lately made by Peter Gordon, for the Sale of certain Lands in the County of Middlefex, 
' pafled in the Time of your late Governor. Their Lordfhips Reafons for pro- 

* pofing the Repeal of this Aft, and for not laying before his Majeily an Aft, paiTed 
*.at the fame Time, for impojing a Duty upon the Importation of Isiegroer, will appear 
' by an Extraft of their Letter, which the Secretary will communicate to you. 

"^ It would afford me. Gentlemen, the greatefi: Pleafure to fee the Inhabitants of 

* this Province, now Peace is fo happily eltablillied, turning their Attention to the 

* Cultivation and Produftion of fuch Articles as might ferve for Remittances to the 

* Mother Country -, and which, at the fame Time that they tended to her Advantage,- 

* might prove beneficial to the Colony. For this Purpofe, I would recommend to you 

* to grant a Bounty to encourage the Raifing of Hemp and Flax, and the Cutting 
' of Plank and Timber, for Exportation to Great-Britain. The Parliament have 
'already granted fome Encouragement to the two firft Articles, and the truly laudable 

* Society for Arts, Manufaftures and Commerce, have Ihswn a Dilpofuion to promote 

* the others. They have, for that End, fent into feveral of the Colonies Box«s, con- 

* taining Specimens of divers Sorts of Fir Timber, and Deals, which are imported 
' into England, from Riga and Nonvay, with a Defcription of the fame, and the Prices 

* they are fold at. One of thefe Boxes and Defcriptions I have received, and fhall order 
' it to be fhewn to any of the Inhabitants of the Colony, who may incline to fee them. 
" This you may depend on, that every Species of Timber has for many Years been 

* rifing in Price in Great Britain ; and that there is fcarce any Thing wanting, to make 
*• a ready Vent for Oak, Fir, Pine, Cyprefs, and Cedar from America, but a Know- 
' ledge of the Scantlings wanted for each particular Ule, and to cut for that Market 

* good Wood, in the right Seafon. 

' The Society before mentioned have likewife given handfome Premiums for the 

* Encouragement of the Culture of Silk, and the Making of Wines and Pot-Afh in 
' America ; and as they might be produced in this Province (as appears by fome Ex- 
' periments made in the neighbouring Colonies) it might be worth your Enquiry, 
' whether it would not be proper for the Legiflature to grant fuch further Afiillancc 
' as may be fufficient to incite the People to undertake the Produftion of thofe valuable 

* Articles. 

' The Militia Law being near expired, it is neceffiry tlint you fliould take tliat Matter 

* into your Confideration. A well regulated Militia is of the utmoll Importance to the 
•Security of the Inhabitants from foreign Invafions, and internal Commotions. Our 
' Law for that Purpofe has been generally complained of as defeftive in feveral material 

* Points, but I hope this Seffion will produce one iefs liable to Objedion. 

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* Mr, Speaker, and Gentlemen of the yJJfe7nMy. 

* Befides che due Support of his Majefty's Government, I have only to recommeftd 
' that you would make Provifioa for the Fay owing to the Forces railed laft Year, for 
' the Time they were obhged to ferve after the firft Day oi Nchember. 

Gentlemen of the Council, Mr: Speaker, and Gentlemen of the, Affemhly, 

' So many Benefits to the PubHck have refulted from a perfect Harmony fubfiftino- 
' between the different Branches of the Legiflanire in this Province, that I am convinced 
' no Arguments are neceffary to induce you to endeavour its Prefervation and Continu- 

* ance; I fhall therefore only add my earneft WiC'ies, that all your Confultations may 
' be productive of the mod happy Confequences co this Country. 

Ordered^ 
That his Excellency's Speech have a fecond Reading. 

The Hoflfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

His Excellency's Speech was read the fecond Time, and all the Papers therein 
mentioned, were alfo read, and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. 

At the Court at St. JAMES's, the 20th Day of July, 1764^ 

PRESENT, 

The KING'S Moft Excellent Majefty. 
Lord Steward, Earl of Hillsdorough, 

Earl of Sandwich, Mr. Vice Chamberlain, 

Earl of Halifax, Gilbert Elliot, Efq; 

Earl of Powis, James Oswald, Efq; 

Earl of Harcourt. 

< TV/'HERE AS the Governor of His Majefty 's Province of Nevv-Jerfey, with 
the Council and Aflembly of the faid Province, did in September, 1762, pafs 
' an Adi, which hath been tranfmitted, intituled as follows, viz. 

' An A£i for rendering void the Lottery lately made by Peter Gordon, for the Sale of 
' certain Lands lying in the County vf Middlefex, and to relieve and fecure the 

* Jrtijiees o.ud Alunagers of the faid Lottery, againft any Action that is or -may b« 

* brought againft them concerning the fame. 

'And whereas the faid Aft, together with a Reprefentation from the Lords Com- 
' hiiffioners for Trade and Plantations, propollng the Repeal thereof, having been 

* referred to the Confideration of a Committee of the Lords of His Majefty's Moft 
' Honourable Privy Council for Plantation Affairs; the faid Lords of the Committee 

* did this Day report, as their Opinion to his Majefty, that the faid Act ought to be 

•repealed. His Majefty taking the fame into Confideration, was pleafed, with the 

' Acvice of His Privy Council, to declare His Difallowance of the faid Aift, and 
' purfi'.ant to His Majefty's Royal Pleafure thereupon exprefs'd, the faid A61 is hereby 

* repealed, declared void, and of none Effedl:— Whereof the Governor or Commander 

* in Chief of His Majefty's faid Province of New-Jerfey, for the Time being, and all 

* others whom it may concern, are to take Isotice and govern thenifelves accordingly.* 

W. Blair. 

Extract of a Letter to the Governor, from the Lord's Commiffioners for "Trade and 

Plantations., dated July i g, 1 764. 
' As we have no particular Objeftion to the Policy of impofing a reafonable Duty 

* upon the Importation of Negroes, we fnould have been glad to have laid the Laws 

* paflcd for that Purpofe, betore His Majefty, for his Approbation : But as the Duty 

* is laid payable by the Importer, and a Part of it is relerved in Cafe of Re-exportation, 
' it appears to us, to be contrary in both thefe Relpcc^s, to the Twenty-fixth Article 
' of your Inftru(flions.' 

B ^ P&titions 



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Petitions were preiented to the Ijoufe, froin Pri'.bners connned in moft of thi* 
County Goals of this Province, letting forth tlieir fcveral dillreired Circumftances, 
dnd praying tor an Iniblvcnt Acl ; \vhi':ii Petitions were read, and orUered fecohd 
Readings. 

A Petition was prcfented by fundry of t!ie Inhabitants of Cbefierf.dd, in the County of* 
Burlingtoju "t their Town Meeting, fetting forth their Dilfatts! action at the preens 
Mode of repairing Highways by the Labour of the Iniiaoitants -, and praying a Law 
■which may t^pire in two Years, to levy a Tax on the Inhabitants of faid Townlliip for 
the repairing their Roads, and that their Supervisor may bectiofen and qualiSed at their 
annual Town Meetings, and be allowed Wages, and Have* Power to hire Labourers 
from Time to Time-, and that a Treailirer may alfo be chofen at their fliid annual 
Town Meetings, and that a Claufe may be added more clearly to direft the faid Super- 
vifor in what T.lanner he fliail obtain Timber for the Ule of the laid tlighways ; which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Pention was prefented to the Houfe from Eighty-ive Freeholders and Inhabitants 
of the Townfhip oi Upper- Freehold, intheCounty ot Monmouth, fetting forth, that L^^er- 
Freehold aforeiaid, is a Patent Townlhip, and enjoys Privileges which the TownOiips of 
Freehold and Sbrezvjlury in faid County do not,; and that the Petitioners are informed 
that one or more Petitions are before this Houfe from the Townihip of Shrewfiuiy afore- 
faid, for Leave to bring in a Bill, to add or annex Part of faid Townfhip oi Shreivjbury to 
Upper-Freehold aforefaid, or for a new Townihip, and praying that their Liberties may 
remain inviolable, and that the Bill lor the Purpoie aforefaid, be not admitted j which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe and read, from Thomas E-xing and Tho-mas 
Ogden, Coroners of the County of Cumberland, fetting forth, that there is no Law nor 
fuflicient Cuftom, to direifi; of whom they may demand and receive their Fees as by Law 
allowed ; nor have they ever received any Fee or Reward for the many and difficult 
Services which their Duty as Coroners obliges them to perform ; and as the Petitioners 
prefume it is not agreeable to the Houfe or the good People of this Province, that fuch 
Services as arc done by the Coroners or Jurors who attend them, Ihould remain unre- 
warded ; they pray fuch Relief in the Premifles as the Houfe in their WilUom fhall 
^hink right. 

Ordered, 

That the faid Petition be read a fecond Time. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Thomas Clark, Ephraim Terrill, Abraham 
Clark, jun. and Nicholas Britain, fetting forth, that the Petitioners are poiTeffed in 
Joint-Tenancy of certain Lands, fituate in the County of EJfex, lying adjoining oa 
the South Weft Side of Ratvay River, through which Land tjie Country Road now 
pafles, and are defirous of ercillting a Mill or Mills on faid River ; and that the moft. 
convenient Place for ereding the fame, both for the Petitioners and the Publick, is in 
the faid Country Road ; making theCaufeway apart of the Dam: And a Certificate 
■was alio prefented to the Houfefrom a Numioer of the Inhabitants of Raway, living 
contiguous to the Place abovefaid, notifying their Confent to the Building of the Mills 
prayed for; provided the Petitioners will maintain and fupport the faid Dam and 
Caufeway at all I'imes hereafter, at their own ColL and Charges, for folong Time as 
they fhall keep up faid Dam and Works; and a Copy of an Advertifcment was alfo 
prefented, importing, that the Petitioners did intend to apply to the Legiflature at 
this Seflion, for the Purpofeof erecting the laid Mills at the Place aforefaid ; and alfo 
a Copy of a Letter from two of the Peddoners d\re£tcd to Ed-iL-ard Frazee, notifying 
him of this Application; all which were read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from lundry Freeholders, Inhabitants of the 
Townihip of Little Egg Harbour, in the County of Burlington, fetting forth the 
Privileges they ought to poflcls without Interruption, refpedting filhing, fowling,' 
hunting, claming and oyftcring; and praving aLaw to prevent Strangers interfering 
with their Property therein, laving the Liberty for all Sea- faring People on board the 
coafling VefTcIs coming into their Inlet for Trade, to fifh, fowl, clam or oyftcr for their 
owxi Provifion, while they are there; which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

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A Petition was prefcnteJ to the Iloiife from fundry Inhabitants of the Townfliip of 
Springfield, MuKsfdJ and'Norlbamp.'cn, Owners and PoCeflbrs of Mcidows, Ijingon 
Ef.aconck, or Birch Creek, in the County of Burlaigtcfi, fetting forth, chat there is a 
large Quantity of Meadow lying on the fuid Creek, becwet;n the upper and lower 
Part cfeeieof, which, for Want ot proper Vent to carry off the Water, is but of little 
Value to the Owners, the Water Courfe being obflructcd by Logs, Brufli, Shoals, &c. 
and praying a Law to clear and open the faid Creek and Branches thereof; which 
Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. ^ 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from 54 Inhabitants of the County of 
Scmerfet, fetting forth, that whereas the LegiPiature, in the Year 1751, found it 
necefiary to lay a provincial TaK ; and obferving, that the C^otas of the fevcral Counties 
had not been afcertained tor many Years paft; and that the Circumftaaces of the 
f;veral Counties then in being, were much altered, and others eretfted ; in order therefore 
that the Taxes tiien neceflai y to be rajfed, be equally proportioned among the feveral 
Counties, did order an exact Account to be taken of all the Ratcables, and in Confe- 
quence thereof, fettled and fixed the Qiiotas of the feveral Counties, which have 
remained lo ever fince ; akho' the Circumltances of iom^ of the Counties are very much 
altered, and one new One erefted j by Reafon whereof, the Taxes by this Time mull 
be very unequal •, and further fitting forth, that as the County of Scmerfet lies bordering 
on divers other Counties, feveral of the Petitioners have thereby an Opportunity to 
know the great Odds there is between the Taxes in Sovierfct and fome other Counties ; 
and that in feveral Inftanccs Somerft pays near one Half more on the fame Lands in 
Quantity and Quality than others; and therefore praying, that the C^iotas of the 
feveral Counties may be re-fettled, or fuch other Relief granted in the Premifes to 
Somerfet, as the Houfe in their Wifdom ihall think fit; which Petition was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from nomas Bartow and John Smyth, of 
Perth-Amboy, praying, for the Reafons therein contained, a Law to oblige the Barrack- 
Mafters or others, v/no are appointed to take Care of the Barracks at Perth- Amboy 
for the Time being, to keep the Fence round the Barrack Lot at all Times good and 
lufficient, and to fatisfy all Damages which may accrue to the Petitioners, their Heirs 
and Afligns, from time to time, by Means of the faid Fence, or the Forces or others that 
may be in the faid Barracks ; — fuch Damage to be valued by two indifferent refpon- 
fible Men, on their Viev/ of the fame, the Cofts of which to be paid by thofe who 
have Charge of faid Barracks at that Time, as well as the Damages, out of fuch 
Money as may be in their Hands for the Ufe of the Barracks, or for Rent of the fame; 
and if none fuch, then by rhe Treafurer on a Certificate from the Valuers, or in any 
other Manner as to the Houfe fhall feem mod proper for the Relief of the Petitioners, 
and of thofe who may claim under them, in the mcfb fpeedy and leail expenfive Method j 
and a Copy of the Deed from the Petitioners to the Truftees for the Barracks, was alfo 
prefented; which Petition and Copy were read, and ordered to be read a fecond 
lime. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Leonard Gibbon, Conjiant Smith, Enoch 
Mccre, John Smith and John Gibbon, Owners and Poireflfors of a large Parcel of Tide 
Meadow and Swamp, fituate on a fmall Creek called Newport Creek, between the 
Townfhipsof Grepivjich znd Stciv Creek, in the County of Cumberland, fetting forth, 
that a Bank hath been made acrofs the laid Creek and Marfh or Meadow from the Faft 
Land of Leonard Gibbon, to the Faft Land of John [Falling, and proper Sluices laid 
(upwards of Twenty Years fince) in order to prevent the Tide from overflowing the 
iiime, and to drain off the Frefhes ; which has not been found prejudicial or injurious 
to any ; but for V/ant of the fame being kept up in an efteftual Manner, is become 
almoft ufelefs; and praying fuch a Law to regulate the ^emifes as in the Wifdom of 
the Houfe may be moft likely to anfwcr the End intended ; v/hich was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reaijing. _ 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning. 



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Thta-Jday ^ May 23, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 
OuIrreJ, 
That Mr. FrJJser, Mr. Doughty, and Mr. Wetherill, be appointed a Committee to 
enquire what Laws are expired, or are near expiring and make Report to the Houfe. 

On a Motion made. 
Ordered,, 

That Mr. Smith, Mr. Skinner, Mr. Fijher, Mr. TVeiherill, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Miller, 
and Mr. Hart, be a Committee to confer with a Committee of the Council, on the cala- 
mitous Situation of this Province, refpeifling Debts and Law Suits •, and to enquire 
whether any Thing can be done for the better afcertaining Titles to Land. 

Ordered, 

That Mr. Dey and Mr. KeaJIy do wait upon the Council with the above Meflage, 
ahd defire them to appoint a Committee to join the Committee of this Houfe, and to 
appoint a Time and Place of Meeting. 

Mr. Dey reported, that Mr. Keujly and himfelf, delivet'ed the Meffage with them 
entrutled, to Mr. Read, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

It appearing by a Receipt from Stephen Skinner, Efq-, Treafurer of the Eaftern Divi- 

fion, that John Blanchard, late Paymafter of the Jer.fey Troops, had paid the Ballance 

of his Account with the Province, as fettled by the Committee on the publick Accounts. 

Ordered, 

. That Mr>. Speaker do fign an Order to the Secretary, to deliver up the faid John 

Blanchard's Bond. 

A Petftion was prefented to the Houfe, from divers Inhabitants of the County of 
Gloucejier, fetting forth, that by the Supplementary Act to the Act for regulating the 
Sizeot Traps, &c. no Reftriftion or Punifhment is laid upon Foreigners, or other 
Perfons, hunting or carrying Guns on out or unimproved Lands, by which Means a 
great Number of People come from the neighbouring Provinces, with their Guns and 
Dogs, to kill Deer, and fend their Skins to other Colonies ; which, unlefs remedied, 
will greatly diminifli the Number of Deer, and deprive the Proprietors of the Soil of 
the Advantages arifingfrom the Increafe of that Game-, and therefore praying the 
Legifiature will remedy the faid Grievance in fuch Manner and Form as to them iTiall 
feem meet ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, ivom Ed-uvard Frazee,oi EHzabeth-Tovjn^ 
■praying, for the Reafons therein fet forth, that MefTrs. Clark and others, petitioning 
for Leave to build a Mill or Mills on^ Raway River, may not obtain the Prayer of 
their Petition ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe and read, from feveral of the Proprietors 
"of the patented Land called Seaco.iikus, fituate in the Townfhip of Bergen, in the 
County of Bergen, in Behalf of themfelves and the reft of the Proprietors thereof j 
fetting forth, that the CommiiTioners appointed by Law, for making Partition of the 
Com.mon Lands of the Townfliip of Bergen, wholly furceafed or omitted to make 
Sub-Divifion or Partition of the Common Lands, hid out and located for the fiid 
Patent of Seacaukus ; fo that the Proprietors of Seacaukus have been as yet deprived 
of the Benefit of the Ad: of AfTcmbly aforefaid, and will be greatly involved in 
tedious and expeafive Suits at Law, and in Equity, unlefs fpeedily .a-lieved ; and 
praying an Aft appointing other Commi.Tioners for finally fettling and determining 
the feveral Rights, Titles and Claims to t!^.e faid Common Lands, fo laid out and 
locaredtb and for the faid Patent of Seacaukus, and for making a Partition thereof i 
and a -certified Copy of the Minutes in the faid CommiiTioners Fielil Book, was aUb 
prefented and read. 
Ordered, 

That die faid Petition have a fecond Reading. 

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A Petition was preftnted to the Houfe, and read, from Ifaac Andrews and others. 
Owners and Poflefibrs of the Meadow and Swamp on Liule I\/Ln)itua Creek, in the 
County of Glouccfter ; praying for the Reafons thersin contained, a Law to oblige every 
Perfon benefi'ed by the Dam and Tide Bank heretofore erefted acrofs the faid Creeli, 
by the mutual Confent of the Petitioners, to pay their proportionable Share towards 
keeping up and maintaining the faid Dam, Bank and other neceiTary Warter Works, 
according to the Quantity of iVIeadow they feverally hold, and each one to keep ths 
Water Courfe of the faid Creek open and clear, againft their own Premilles. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petition be read a fecond Time. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, figned by fifty-four Hands, fetting forth," 
that the Petitioners and others, are pofiefled of upwards of ten thoufand Acres of 
Meadow, which by Realbn of the many Windings of Pajfaick River, are frequently 
overflowed, and remain under Water ; whereby faid Meadows ar& rendered almofl: 
ufelefs ; which the Petitioners conceive may be greatly remedied, if not intirely pre- 
vented, by cutting a ilrait Courfe for the River to run in for about four Miles, laving 
thereby near twelve Miles of the Courfe of faid River; and praying a Law to enable 
and authorife the Petitioners and others to do the fame ; which was read, and ordered 
a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prelentcd to the Floufe from the Rev. Colin Campbell, Clerk, Miniftef 
of the eftablifhed Church oi England, late St. June's, now St. Mary's, in the City of 
Burlington, fetting forth, that a certain ^Thomas Leciter, of the Eaftern Divifion of this 
Colony, did by his laft Will and Teftament, devife to the Miniftry of the faid Church, 
of St. Anne's, two hundred and fix Acres of Land, fituate in the County of Somerfet ; 
and praying for the Reafons contained in the Petition, for Leave to bring in a Bill for 
impowering the Minifter, Churcii-Wardens and Vettry, or the major Part of themi 
of whom the Minifter for the Time being to be one, to fell and convey in Fee-Simple 
the faid Traft of Land, and to purchafe for the Purpofes in the Will, other Lands, as 
Glebe Lands, nearer and more convenient to the City oi Burlington ; and until the Pro- 
duce of the faid two hundred and fix Acres can be fo laid out, that they or the major 
Part of them (the Minifter always to beone) fliall put outthe fame to Intereft, and the 
Intereft thereof to be appropriated yearly for the Ufe of the Minifter ; and a Copy of 
the faid Thomas Leciter's Will was alfo prefented ; both which were read, and ordered 
fecond Readings. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from John EJiell, of Evefiam, in the County 
t>i Burlington ; praying, for divers Reafons therein fet forth, that the Legiflature will 
by Law allow him to eredl a Saw-Mill on and Dam acrofs the River or Creek At/ion ; 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Hugh Thompfon, praying to have Paj^ 
allowed him for adting as Adjutant and Qiiarter Mafter in the Campaign of 1764; 
and alfo to have Recompence for an accidental Lofs upon Lake Erie, to his Damage 
fiventy-four Pounds, Nineteen Shillings and Nine Pence ; which was read, and ordered 
a fecond Reading. 

. Two Petitions were prefented to the Houfe from Hunterdon, (including the Grand 
Jury of that County then fitting) and other Counties, figned by many Hands, praying 
for the Realbns therein at large fet forth, that the Legiflature will pafs a Law, for th6 
Emiflion of Paper Currency to be let out on Loan on Land Security ; and alfo to regulate 
the Fees of the Practitioners of the Law, and to reftrain Shopkeepers and other 
Retailers, from trufting above Six Pounds to any one Perfon ; or to grant fuch other 
Relief in the Premifes as the Houfe may think proper; which Petitions were read, and 
ordered to be read a fecond Time. 

Two Petitions were prefented to the Houfe from the Judges, Juftices and fundry 
Freeholders, Inhabitants of the County of Cuir.herland, figned by 108 Names, fetting 
forth, that the Fairs now held twice a Year in the Town of Greernvich, are found 
productive of various Kinds of Vice and Jmmoralicy, tending generally to th$ 

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tOiilurbaric^ of the publick Peace, and to the great Misfortune of Individuals, &c. 
and praying t!nt the faid Fairs may be fiippreiled by Law; which were read, and 
ordered fccond Readings. 

A Petition was prcf»n"\:ed to the Hoiife from fundry of the Freeholders and Inhabitants 
of the County of Cumberland^ figned by 99 Names, fctting forth, that the Fairs at 
Greernvick, in that County, are found to be of great and general Uie and Benefit to 
the Inhabitants of the County in general, and to the" Town of Greemvich in particular; 
notwithllanding which, the Petitioners have Reafon to believe, that fome trading 
People among them, together with fuch Others as they have influenced, are about to 
prefer a Petition to fupprefs the faid Fairs, and praying, that the faid Suppreffion may 
tiot take Place, until the Petitioners have an Opportunity to give in their Objections, 
which they cannot now do, as they have not feen the Regions offered by their Opponents ; 
tvhicli Petition was road, and ordered a fecond Reading, 

A Petition v/as prefented to the Houfe from Dr.iid Long and others, Owners and 
PoiTefibrs of a large Parcel of Tide Meadow and S-.vamp, fituate on the South Branch 
of Stew Creek, being the Divifion Line between Sakm and CuTiiherland, fetting forth, 
that a Bank hath been made acrofs the faid Creek and Marfh from the Faft Land of 
BrrJifay Kecjlsy, to the Faft Land of David Lcng, and proper Sluices laid (upv,-ards 
of Twenty Years fmce) in order to prevent the Tide from overilov;ing the fame, and 
to drain the Freflies, and praying a Lav,- for the making and maintaining the faid Bank, 
with Sluices and Drains necellary to drain the faid Meadow effeclually, fomething in 
the Manner of the EHay therewith fent, with fuch Alterations and Amendments as 
the Houfe in their Wifciom may think moft likely to anfwer the End intended; which 
Petition and Elfay were read, and ordered fecond Readings. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the 
'Townfhipof Teivkejhury, in the County of Hunterdon, fetting forth, that the Inhabi- 
tants of 1'e^vkejbury, and the adjoining Townfhips, labour under many Hardfhips 
and heavy Grievances, by Reafon of their remote Situation from the Court-Houfe in 
Trenton, the Southern Extremity of the County ; and praying, for that and other 
Reafons therein offered, that a Law may be enafced for removing the Court tjoufe 
from the extreme Part of the County to the Center, or for dividing the County in fuch 
a Manner as the Houfe fhall in their Wifdom think fit; which was read, and ordered 
a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, figned by a great Number of the Freeholders 
and Inhabitants of the County of Midd'efex, fetting forth, that the Court-Houfe at 
Ambcy, on the 27th Day of O^ober laft, for the fecond Time, took Fire and v/as burnt 
down, and praying, for feveral Reafons therein contained tending to fliew the Incon- 
gruity of the County Court Houfe being placed in an extreme or remote Part of the 
County, that a Bill may be preferred by the Houf?, by which the Freeholders, Inhabi- 
tants of Middlesex, may be enabled to purchafe a Piece of Land, and to ereft a 
fuitable Court-Houfe, together with proper Gaois; and alfo, that the Place for erecting 
faid Buildings may be determined by the Voice of the Freeholders in the County; 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from the Board of Juftices and Freeholders 
of the CouRty of Middlefex, of the fame Tenor with the lari: Petition, for building 
the Court Houfe and Gaols ; and further praying, that the Method of levying Taxes 
on the Inhabitants for that Purpofe, may be clearly afcertained upon fuch a juft and 
equitable Plan as the Houfe fhall think fit to prefcribe; the prefent Laws, as the Board 
conceives, being too dubious and com.plicated to anfwer the prefent Emergency ; which 
v-^s read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P.M. 

The Houfe met. 

Purfuant to an Order of the Houfe of laft Seffion, the Parties affeifted by the Petitions 
for laying out a Road from Ne-wark to Paulks Hoak, now attending, were called in, and 

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their fe^lral Allegatiorfs fully heard ; and the CoRfiJeration thereof h referred till 
1o- morrow Morning. 

A Petition was prefented to the Honfefrcm a Number of the Freeholders and In- 
habuancs ot the County of Mdclif/^x, praying a Law to rebuild the Court-Houk and 
Oaol in the iamc Part oi tiie County as heretoiore it ftcod ; which was read, and ordered 
a ktond Reading. 

^ And another Petition to the fame Purpofe, figned by a large Number of the In- 
habitants oi Middkfex, was prefented, fetting forth fevcral Realbns why the faid Court- 
Houfe a.vJ Gaol fliould be rebuilt at Perth- Jmbcy ; which was alfo read, and ordered a 
iecond Reading. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Wetherill, Mr. FiJIier, Mr. John Laijorence, Mr. Johr.Jion, Mr. Borden^ 
Mr. Hart, Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Bey, and Mr. Reading, or any three of them, be a 
Committee to fettle and acyuft fucli publick Accounts as may come before the Houfe 
this Seflion. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe en the Governor's 

Speech ; and after fome Time Ipent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and 
Mr. Ftjher, Chairman of tlie Committee, reported, that the Committee had made fome 
Progreis m the Matter to them referred, and defired Leave to fit a?^ain. To which the 
Houie agreed. "^ 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from the Townfhip' of Freehold, in the County 
of Mof!Koiab, praying tor the Reafons therein contained, that the faid Townfhip may 
not be altered, but remain as it is ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

_ A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Jdam Sha-j:, fetting forth, that the Peti- 
tioner, in February 1764, did prefer a Memorial to the Houfe, importing that the 
Memoriahft was obliged to furiiifli the Soldiers with Cloathing and other Neceffaries, 
to the Amount of Kghty four Pounds and feven Pence, New-York Currency, and 
alio Charges and Demands to the Amount of twenty-four Pounds, eighteen Shillings 
and fix Pence, like Currency ; which the Petitioner has not yot received, altho' he 
hath applied to the Executors of Capt. Johr.fon, and fome of the Commiffioners; and 
prayingthe Houfe will grant fjch Relief in the Premises, as to them fhall feem juft 
and realonable ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from twenty-nine Inhabitants of the County 
of Gloucefter, fetting forth, that the Petitioners are leated on and near the River Dela- 
ware, on both Sides of P.accccn Creek, in the faid County, and are obliged to travel 
much out of their Way in order to crok Raccoon Creek, at the Bridge already builc 
over It, on the Province Road •, and praying an Ad of General Aflembly, to build 3 
Draw-Bridge over the faid Creek, at or near the Land oi Conftantine Wilkhis, on fuch a 
PI in as will be theleaft difadvantageous to the Navigation and the Inhabitants j which 
Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Readino- 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from divers Inhabitants of the City of P<?r/i&- 
Amhcy, fetting forth, th^t the Petitioners, Adherents to the Church of ^fo/Za^i, find ic 
very difficult, as well as inconvenient, to fupport the Gofpel, efpecially in the Winter 
Sealon, tor the Want of a Houfe of pubhck Worfhip ; that they are but few in Number, 
and therefore unable of themfelves to repair a Preibyterian Meeting- Houfe, formerly 
built in that City, which is now in a ruinous Condition; and praying the Houfe would 
licence them to raife by pubhck Lottery the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, to enable 
them to repair the Meeting- Houfe aforefaid ; which Petition was read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Jacob Van Winkle, of the Town of 
Bergen, fetting forth, that he is informed, that there is a Road to be laid out thro' Schuy- 
ler^ Meadows to Hacldnfack River, otherwifc called the Kill Van Kull, and a Ferry to 
be kept acrofs faid River, and a Road to be laid from faid River to the Upland of 
Bergen ; and praying the Houfe to appoint the landing Place to be at the Creek known' 
by tteNameof Bacchus's Creek, where his Land Iks, and to invell him, his Heirs 

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nnd SuccefTors, with all the Liberties, Property, Profits and Advantages of faid 
Ferry ; in Return for which, the Petitioner will undertake to make a Road from faid 
Upland of Bergen, to faid Hackinfatk River, and provide Scows and other Cralt, 
neceflary for the Ferry, and build a Dwelling Houle and Barn on faid Upland ; which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was pre fented to the Hon fe, from Cornelius VanVoorfl., oi Uajfimns, in 
the County of Bergen, letting forth, that the Petitioner is feized in Fee of and in a 
certain Parcel of Land, commonly called by the Name of Powlus-Hook, fituate oii 
the Well Side of Hud[on\ River, in the faid County of Bergen, and diretlly oppofite 
to the City of New-Tork, where the Petitioner hath formed a Refolution of ellablifhing 
a Ferry to New-l'ork ; and praying Leave to bring in a Bill, authorizing the Petitioner 
to eftablifh fuch a Ferry as aforefaid -, and impowering the Fetidoner, his Heirs and 
Afligns forever, to demand and receive for the TranliDorting of Pallengers and their 
Goods, fuch reafonable Rates as the Legiflature fhail en aft ; which was read, and 
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The' Houfe adjourn 'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 
Friday^ May 24, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Smith, one of the Committee of Corrcfpondence, laid before the Houfe fundry 
Letters and Papers to and from the Agent ; which were read. 

The Petitions irom Shrewjbury, for annexing Part of that Townfhip to the adjoin- 
ing Towns, or for a new Townfliip ; and from Upper-Freehold and Lower- Freebcldi 
againft it, were read, the two laft the fecond Time ; and divers Perfons attenaing to 
fupport the Objedions contained in the faid two laft Petitions ; were called in, and their 
Allegations fully heard ; and on the Queftion, Whether the Townfhip of Shreivjbury 
fhall be divided, or fome of the remote Parts thereof be annexed to the adjacent 
iTownfhips .'' it was carried for dividing. 
Rejolved, 

That it be recommended to the inhabitants of Shrewjhury, to divide the faid Town- 
fhip, in a Manner the moft agreeable to themfelves ; and then to prefer a Bill for con- 
firming the fame. 

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of the Petitions for laying out a Road from 
Newark to Paidus Hook ; and on the Queftion, Whether the Petitioners have Leave to 
bring in a Bill or not? it was carried in the Affirmative, Nemine Contradicente. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in faid Bill accordingly. 

Mr. John Ogden, in Behalf of the Petinoners above mentioned, brought in a Bill, 
intituled. An Aft for laying out a Road from Newark, in the County of Jbllex, to the 
fublick Road leading from Bergen Point to Paulus Hook, on Hudlbn'j River, in the 
County of Bergen ; and for ereSling and efiablifoing Ferries acrofi the Rivers Paffaick and 
Hackinfack ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Ordered, 
That the Treafurer of the Weftern Divifion do lay his Accounts before the Houfe. 

The Petition from the Proprietors of Seacaukus, in the Townfhip of Bergen, for an 
'Aft appointing CommifTioners to fettle the Rights of the Common Lands there, and 
for making Partition thereof, was read the fecond Time-, and on the Qiieftion, Whe- 
ther Leave be given to the Petitioners to bring in a Bill for that Purpoie, or not ? it 
\vas carried in the AfErmative. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Van Giefon, in Behalf of the Petitioners, have Leave to bring in a Bill 
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On a^Motion made, 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Smith have Leave to bring in a Bill to enable the Treafurersof this Colony, 
oreit'nerot' them, to receive and pay certain Sums of Money therein mentioned ; and 
to give a proper Difcharge for the Sum received. 

And Mr. .S'm»7/& brought in the faid Bill accordingly, entitled. An A£t to enable the 
I'reafurers cf this Colony., or either cf them, to receive and pay certain Sums of Money therein 
fncniicned,.and give a prvper Difchtirge for the Sum received ; which was read, and ordered 
a fecond Reading. 

A MelTage from the Council by Mr. Ladd, in thefe Words, vis. 

* Ordered, 
' That Mr. Ladd do accjuaint the Houfe of Aflembly, that this Houfe have 
' appointed Mr. Read, Mr. Smith, Mr. Parker and Mr. Chief Juftice, t5 be a 
« Committee, to meet the Committee of the Houfe of Affembly, on the fubjeft Matter 

< of the MelTaoe of that Houle of Yefterday -, and diat the Committees do meet for 

< that Purpofe at the Council Chamber, in the Secretary's Office, at Four o'Clock this 
« Afternoon. By Order of the Houfe, 

Council-Chamber, J- Re.'VD, D.Ckrk* 

May 24, 1765. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Aaron Mattifon, of Ain'ajdl, in the 
County of Hunterdon, fetting forth, that the Petitioner m April 1764, in lifted as a 
Soldier in the Jerfey Blues, under Capt. George Cojyell, and went with him as far as 
Detroit, and in returning from thence was taken fick, and continued fome confiderable 
Time in a deplorable Condition •, and praying, that his Pay may be allowed him till 
the Time of his Return home to Amwell; which v/as read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from divers of the Freeholders and Inhabi- 
tants of the Town and County of Salem, fetting forth, that the Petitioners have, until 
lately, had long Experience of the great Utility, Cohveniency and Benefit arifing from 
holding Fairs or publick Markets twice a Year in the laid Town of Salem; but fo it 
is, that fince the late A6t of Affembly for fuppreffing the faid Fairs, the Inhabitants 
of the faid County in general, and of the faid Town in particular, have been injured 
and fuffered great Damage ; and praying the Houfe to prepare a Law to revive and 
eftablifli the faid Fairs as heretofore j which Petition was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

The Two Petitions for ftriking Paper Money, regulating Lawyer's Fees, &c. were 
read the fecond Time, and committed to the Committee appointed to confer with a 
Committee of the Council, on the calamitous Situation of this Province, refpedling 
Debts and Law Suits ; and to enquire whether any Thing can be done for the better 
afcertaining Titles to Land. 

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of the fubjeft Matter of the Petition from the 
Inhabitants of Nottingham Townfhip, in the County of Burlington, praying a Law 
to provide for building the Bridge over Jffanpiuk Creek of Stone, as referred from 
laft Seffion ; and divers Inhabitants of Nottingham attending, were called in, and their 
Allegations were fully heard 5 and the Confideration thereof is referred till To-naorrow 
Morning. 

A Peddon was prefented to the Houfe from Richard Cor bin. Soldier in the Jerfey 
Regiment laft Campaign, fetting forth his hard Condition during his Service, and 
praying Relief-, which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 

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Saturday, May 25, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 

The Petition of Aaron Mattifon, of AmwelU praying Allowance of Wages till his 
Return home, was read the fecond Time i and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 

That Provifioh Be made for the Petitioner's Wages till the 1 6th of April, 1 765. 

The Petition of Ijaac Andrews^ and others, Owners and PofTefTors of Meadow on 
Litde Mantua Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, praying a Law to regulate the faid 
Meadow, was read .the fecond Timej and on the Qiieftion, whether Leave be granted 
to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe, or not ? it was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered^ 

Th^t the Petitioners have Leave to bring in faid Bill accordingly. 

And Mr. Cooper^ in Behalf of the faid Petitioners, in Purfance of the Leave now 
granted, brought in a Bill, intituled, Ayi Aft to enable the Ozvners arid Pojfejfors of the 
Meadow and Swamp, /j/;;^ c;; Little Mantua Creek, in the County of Gloucejt.r, to keep 
up and maintain the Dam, Bank and other Water Works acrofs the faid Creek, and to 
keep the Water Courfe thereof open and dear; which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Readino-. 

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of the Petition from Nottingham, praying a 
Law for building the Trenton Bridge of Stone; and on the Queftion, whether the 
Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe, or not? it was carried in 
the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

The Petition irom Leonard Gibbon, and others, Owners and Poffeflbrs of Meadows 
on Newport Creek, in the County of Cumberland, praying a Law to regulate the faid 
Meadows, was read the fecond Time ; and on the Quellion, whether Leave ffiould 
be given to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe, or not.^ it was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the Pedtioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe. 

Accordingly Mr. Miller, in their Behalf, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable 
the Owners and Poffeffors of the MarfJj aud Swamp lying on a f mall Creek called New- 
port, ^f/wffw Stow-Creek fiW Greenwich, in the County of Qnmhtdz.n^, to erect and 
tnamtam a Bank, Bam, and other Water Works acrofs the faid Creek, in order to pre- 
-vent the Tide from overflowing the fame -, which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading, 

The Weftern Treafurer, agreeable to an Order of the Houfe of Yefterdav, laid his 
Accounts before the Houfe, 
<!)rdved. 

That Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Fifljer, Mr. John Ogden, Mr. Borden and Mr. Hart, or 
any Three of them, be a Committee to join a Committee of the Council, to infpeft 
the Weftern Treafurer's Accounts, and burn the cancelled Monty in his Hands, and 
make report to the Houfe; and that Mr. Hoghland and Mr. Dey do inform the Council 
thereof, and defire the Council to appoint a Committee for that Purpofe, and Time 
and Place of Meeting-. 

The Bill, entitled. An Kdc for laying out a Road from Newark, in the County of 
Effex, to the publick Road leading from Bergen Point to Paulus Hook, en Hudfon'j 
River, in the County of Bergen; and for the ereSling and efiabliflnng Ferries acrofs the 
Rivers Pafiaick and Hackinfack, was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. 
Borden, Mr. Cooper, Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. J. Ogden and Mr. Dey. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the 'Treafurer s of this Colony, or either of them, 
to receive and pay cntain Sums of Money therein mentioned, and give a proper Difcharge 
for the Sum received; was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Fifl:er and Mr. 
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. In Purfuance of the Leave given laft Seffion, Mr. Borden, in Behalf of fundrj^ 
Inhabitants of Chefierfidd and Nottingham^ in the County of Burlington, praying for 
8 Law, declaring Ct ojfivich Cxtck irom I Fat Jon's. Ferry' down to the, Mouth of the 
.fame, a good and lawful Fence, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, brought 
in a Bill, intituled. An AS. to conjiitttte and make C rolfwick'j Cr^^;^ a good and lawful 
Fence, from the Place knoivn by the Name of Watfon's Ferry, down to the Mouih of the 
fame; which was resd, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

■ Mr. John Lawrence had Leave of Abfence on extraordinary Occafions, for a few 
Days the enfuing Week. 

Mr. Hoghk-ndK^onzd, that Mr. Dey and himfelf delivered the Meffage with them 
entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

A Memorial was ptefented to the Houfe from Jofiah Banks, late a Captain in the 
Service of the Province, fecdng forth his Services, and the Deficiency of his Pay; 
and that lie was ordered to cut Umber for removing and repairing the Block Houfe ac 
the Head-Qiiarters, and that after the Memorialill had engaged the Artificers, cue 
the Timber, and got it ready, Juftice Kofecrants claimed the Block Houfe, and would 
not permit him to remove the fame ; upon which Mr. Arifon refufed to pay the 
Memorialill, alledging, that the Work was not compleated ; whereby the Memorialill 
condnues liable, and expefts to be fued by the People he employed; and therefore 
praying the Houfe to take his Cafe into their ferious Confideration, and allow him the 
•Pay by him requefted, and enable him to difcharge the ^^counts againfl; him; which 
Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Readino-. 

The Houfe adjourn'd nil Monday Afternoon, Three o'Clock. 

MONDAY, May 27, 1765. 

The Houfe met, 

Mr. Fifher, from the Committee to whom was committed the BiH, entitled, An Adl 
to enable the T'reafurers of this Colony, or either of them, to receive and pay certain Sums 
cf Money therein mentioned, and g-ive a proper Bifcharge for the Sum received, reported 
the fame, with feveral Amendments thereto ; which Bill was read, and the Amend- 
ments in their Places ; and on the Queftion, Whether the faid Bills as amended be 
engrofled, or not ? it paffed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the fsid Bill as amended, be engrbfTed. 

The Bill, entitled. An Act to enable the Owners and Foffeffors of the Marfh and 
Swamp lying on a fmall Creek called Newport, between the Townfhips of Stow-Creek and 
Greenwich, in the County of Cumberland, to ereS and maintain a Bank, Dam, and 
ether Water Works acrofs the faid Creek, in order to prevent the 'Tide from overflowing 
the fame; was read the lecond Time, and committed to Mr. Spicer and Mr. Cooper. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Owners and Pofjcffors of the l^eadows and 
Swamp, lying on Little Mantua Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, to keep up and 
maintain the Dam, Bank, and other Water Works acrofs the faid Creek, and to keep the 
Water Coiirfe thereof open and clear ; was read the fecond Time, and committed to 
Mr. Skinner and Mr. Miller. 

The Pedtion of divers Inhabitants of the County of Gloucefter, refpecling huntino 
on unimproved Lands, was read the fecond Time. ° 

And the Petition from the Inhabitants of Little Egg Harbour, reladno- to their 
Privileges, was alfo read the fecond Time ; and on the Quellion, whether the Petiti- 
oners have Leave to bring in a Bill, or not.? it was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Cooper and Mr. Skinner, do bring in the Draught of a Ball accordingly. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from theCommiffioners appointed by Law for 
building Bridges over Ceopep's and Penpaukin Creeks, &c. and for overfeeing the new 

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■Hbad from Burlington to Phi'cdelphia, letting forth, that they have endeavoured to the 
utmoil of their Power, to have the Road opened and made ftraitsr on the Hill near 
the \Veft End of Cooper's Creek Caufcway-, which is now confined to the Space of 
about ten or twelve Feet-, which narrow Palllige is nlfo in a ccnfiderable Elbow or Bend 
in the Road ; and the Ov/ner of the Land thro-jgh which faid Road mufl: run, will not 
confent to have any proper ^.Ireraiion ; and furcner fctcing forth, that the two Cooper^ 
Ferries are charged equally towards the Building and Maintaining of Coopi)-'s and 
i^enjhaukin Bridges and Caufeways, and therefore ought to Hand an equal Chance as to 
Travellers-, and altho' the Petitioners have taken all the Pains in their Power, to get 
the Owners of the Lands thro' which the Road muft run, and the Owners of the 
iaid Ferries to agree where Benjamin Cooper's Road fhall ftrike off, they cannot effeit 
it; and praying the Koufe will appoint fome Peribns to lay out and afcertain the faid 
Roads •, and fetting forth fome other Matters in the faid Petition ; which was read. 
Ordered, 
That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Purpofes in the above Petition fet forth 
on Saturday next •, provided a Copy of this Order fliall be ferved upon Ifaac Cooper^ 
in the mean Time, and no reafonable Objedion ftali then apoear againft the fame. 

A Petition was prefentedto the Houfe, from Jofeph Graishury, Jacob Stokes, and 
BenjanuiiGraisbury, of Gloucejter County, praying a Law to make up, repair and 
fopport two Dams on Newton Creek and Atmore's Creek, in faid County, and for 
'draining the Meadows belonging thereto ; which was read. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly on Saturday next; 
provided a Copy of this Order {hall be in the mean Time, ferved upon all the 
Parties concerned, and no reafonable Objeflion ihall then appear againft the fame. 

A Letter was prefented, addrefled to the Houfe, from J'Fllliam Morris of Trenton, 
Efq-, fetting forth, among other Things, the dangerous Situation of the Bridge over 
AJfanpink, at 'Trenton, and praying, that the Townlhip of Nottingham may build one 
Third of the propofed Stone Bridge, as by Law they are already obliged ; and further 
praying the Houfe to take into Confideration, a perpetual Infolvenj Adl; and like- 
wife to limit the Rights of Poffeffion, to Thirty, Forty or Fifty Years; and fetting 
forth alfo, that in the Opinion of the Letter Writer, it is now a very improper Time 
to remove the Court Houfe or divide the County of Hunterdon ; which was read, 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from James Flanagan, a Soldier in the Jerfeyi 
Troops, laft Campaign, fetting forth, that he has received only £. 5-6-S of his Pay, 
when there was £. 14-6-8 due to him, and praying Redrefs; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Remonftrance was prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Inhabi- 
tants of Trenton, and Townfhips adjacent, in the County of Hunterdon, fetting forth, 
that the Remonftrants have feen in the Pennfyhania Gazette^ an Advertifement advifing 
that a Petition from fundry Inhabitants of the upper Part of that County, was intended 
to be exhibited to this Houfe, for a Divilioii of faid County, or an Erection of a 
new Court Houfe in, and Removal of the Sittings of the Courts, to the more interior 
Parts of the County ; and praying, for divers Reafons contained in the faid Remort- 
ftrance, that the Prayer of the above mentioned Petition may not be granted, unlefs 
upon certain Conditions in the faid Rcmonftrance fpecified ; and further obferving, 
that tiie Grievance of Mileage may eafily be remedied by adjufting it from the Center ; 
which Remonftrance was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Floufe adjourn'd nil Eight o'Glocli To-Morrow Mojning. 

Ttiefday, May 28, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 

The engrolTcd Bill, entided, JnAA enable the Treafuren of this Colony, or either 
cf them, to receive and pay certain Sums of Money therein mentioned^ and give a proper 
jDifcbarge for the Sum received, v/as read and <;ompared ; and on tht Queftion : 

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Refohed, 
That the fame dopafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. IFetherill and Mr. Hart do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for Con» 
"currence. 

Mr. Spicer, from the Committee to whom was committed, the Bill, entitled, An 
Aft to enable the Owners and Poffejors of the Marjh and Swamp lying on a Jmall Creek 
called Newport, between the 'Townjloips of Stow-Creek and Greenwich, in the County 
of Cumberland, to ere^ and maintain a Bank, D.vn, and ether IVater IVorks acrofs the 
faid Creek, in order to prevent the Tide from overflowing the fame, reported the fame 
<vith feveral Amendments thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments 
in their Places ; and on the Queftion, Whether the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed 
or not .'' it palfed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed. 

Mr. Spicer, one of the Committee of Correfpondence, laid before theHoufe fundry 
Letters to and from the Agent ; which were read. 

. . The Petition from MefTrs. Clark and others, praying a Law for Leave to build a 
Mill or Mills-over Raway River, and the Papers therewith fent, were read the fecond 
Time j and the Petition of Edward Frazi:e againfl: it, was alfo read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 
That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purpofes in the above 
Petition fet forth, on Tuefday next ; provided a Copy of this Order fhall be ferved in 
the mean Time uvon Edward Frazee, and the Objeftions now offered, or then to 
be offered on his Parr, are not fufficientagainftit. 

Mr. Fifhcr, from the Committee appointed to enquire what Laws are expired, or 
are near expiring, made the following Report •, to wit. That the Bill, entitled. An K6t 
for better fettling and regulating the Militia of this , Colony of New-Jerfey, for the 
repelling Invafiins^ and fuppreffng Infurre£iions and Rebellions, will expire at the End of 
tnis Seffion ; that the Aft, entitled, An Aft for the Relief of Infolvent Debtors, is 
expired •, that the Aft, entitled, An Aft for preventing the Wafle of Timber, Pine and 
Cedar Trees and Plies within this Province of Kew-Jerfcy, and to lay a Duty upon all 
Pipe and Hogfhead Stave's exported out of the fame, to any of the neighbouring Colonits, 
will expire at the End of this Ssffion ; and that the Aft, entitled. An Aft to raife a 
Fund for defraying Damages done by Dogs in the Province of New-Jerfey, is expired. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Spicer and Mr. Miller, be a Committee to prepare and bring in a Bill,, 
for Revival of the Aft, entitled. An Aft for preven.'ing the IVofte of Timbir, Pine and 
Cedar Trees and Poles within this Province of New-Jerfey, and to lay a Duty upon all 
Pipe and Hogfhead Staves exported out of the fame, to any of the neighbouring Colonies'. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Reading and Mr. Doughty, be a Committee 
to prepare and bring in a Bill, for the Revival of the Aft, intitUrd, An Aft to raife a 
Fund for defraying Damages done by Dogs in the Province of New-Jerfey. 
Ordered, 

That F.y/J(f?-, Mr. //<??•/,- Mr. 7. 0_g-i/v'w zn^LMr. Richai'd Lawrence, be a Committee 
to bring in the Draught of an Infolvent Aft. 

A Memorial was prefented to the Houfe, from William Afai Donald, late Major and 
Commander of the Regiment in ths Pay of this Province, fetting forth, that the Service 
the Memorialift was ordered upon to Detroit and the Lakes, was of fuch a Nature, 
that hf. could not return within the Time limited by Law; that he has advanced further 
Pay to the Men, and depends that the Houie will as ufual, approve of his Conduft 
therein; and further fetting forth, that on the Return over Lake Erie, on the i8di 
cf Oelcher laft, at Night, by a f.idden Sea rolling in, without a Wind, the BattoeS 

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vere afl driven on Shore, many loft, and moft of the Troops loft thein Cloaths, and 
every little Neceflary they had ; Vi^hich, with theLofs of the Ammunition and Provifions, 
reduced the Troops to the greateftDiftrcfs-, and by a like Misfortune, the fmall Re- 
mains of their Etfefts were totally loft in the Snow Johnjon, caft away near Ofwego ; 
and praying the Houfe to take into their ferious Confideration, the Misfortunes and 
Services of the Troops, who the Memoriliaft hopes have acquitted themfelves with 
Reputation, and order them fuch further Pay as to the Houfe ihall feem meet ; which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjournM for an Hour. 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Smith, from the Committee appointed to confer witli a Committee of the 
Council, on the calamitous Situation of the Province, &c. reported, that the faid 
Committees had met feveral Times in free Conference, and had mutually agreed upon 
certain Heads of a Bill, to be entitled, An Aft for the regulating the Practice of the 
Law, &c. which Heads, by Leave of the Houfe, he repofted ; and they were refpec- 
tively read and agreed to. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Skinner, Mr. Miller, and Mr. Spicer, be a Committee to bring in a 
Draught of a Bill, agreeable to the faid Heads. 

Mr. Fijber, from the Committee appointed to bring in the Draught of an Infolvent 
Aft, brought in a Bill, entitled. An A-ztfor the Relief of Infolvent Delators; which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A MefTage from the Council by Mr. Ladd, in thefe Words, viz. 

' Ordered, 
' That Mr. Afoficld and Mr. Stevens, be a Committee, tojom a Committee of the 
' Houfe of Aflembly, to infpec^ the Treafurer's Accounts, and burn the cancelled 
' Money ; and that the Committees do meet for that Purpoie, at the Treafury, on 
* Wednefday Morning, at Eight o'Clock. 
' Ordered, 
» That Mr. Lcdd, do acquaint the Houfe of Aflembly therewith . 

Council Chamber, By Order of the Houfe, 

May 27, 1765. J. Read, D. Clerk. * 

The Petition from the Rev. Colin Camphell, of Burlington, praying a Law to fell 
certain Lands in the County of Somerfet, devifed to the Miniftry of the Church at 
Burlington, and to purchafe other Lands near the City of Burlington, and for other 
Purpofes in the Will oi Thomas Leciter, the Donor mentioned; was read the fecond 
Time; and on the Queftion, 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioner have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The Petition from Capt. Joftah Banks, praying Redrefs for the Grievances in the 
faid Petition mentioned ; was read a fecond Time, and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 

That the two firft Prayers in the Petition abovefiid, be rejefted ; and that as to the 
laft Prayer, concerning the Pay of the Men for working on the Block-Houfe, the Peti- 
tioner be referred to John Arifon, the Commiflary, for his Determination, as by Law 
authorized. 

Mr. IVetherill reported, that Mr. Hart and himfelf delivered the Bill with them 
entrufted, tto the Speaker in Council. 

The engrofTed Bill, entitled, An Aft to enable the Oivners and Poffeffors of the Marfh 
end Swamp lying on a fmall Creek called Newport, het-jjecn the Townjhips of Stow-Cretk 
<i«rf Greenwich, in the County of Cumberhnd, to ere^ and maintain a Bank, Bam, and 
other JVater-JVorks acrofs the faid Creek, in order to prevent the Tide from cverfloivir.g the 
fame; was read, and compared •, andon theQiieftion, 

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Refolv^d, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Dey and Mr. Keajhey, do carrj' the faid Bill to the Council for Concurrence: 

Mr. Bcrden, in Purfuance of the Leave granted, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Act 
for building a Stone Bridge over Aflanpink, near Robert Lettis Hooper's Mills ; which 
was read ; and on the Queftion, whether the Proportions to be fixed in and by the faid 
Bill, be the fame between the County of Hunterdon and Townfhip of Nottingham, as 
already fixed by Law ; or whether the faid Proponion be altered ? it was carried as follows. 

For the Proportion as already fixed. For altering the Proportion. 

Mr. Skinner, Mr. fan Gtifon, Mr. R. La'-j.-rcn::, 

Mr. Johnfton, Mr. Diy, Mr. ArJerfan, 

Mr. Welherill, Mr. Keajbey, Mr. Smith, 

Mr. J. OgiUn, Mr. Reading, Mr. Doughty, 

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Hart, Mr. Borden, 

Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Ceoper, 

, . Ui.MilUr. 

Ordered, • 
That the Proportion be as already fixed by Law ; and that the faid Bill have % 
fecond Reading. 

Mr. Smith, from the Committee appointed laft SefTion to bring in the Draught of 
a Bill, to prevent Frauds by Mortgage Deeds, brought in the Draught of a Bill, intitled 
as aforefaid ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition from Gloucefter, for a Bridge over the Mouth of Raccoon Creek, was 
read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, Whether the Petitioners have Leave to 
bring in a Bill for that Purpofe, or not .? it was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Peritinners have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

hndMv. Cooper, in their Behalf, brought in a Bill, entitled. An AQ: for building 
and mainjatning a Draw Bridge over Raccoon Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, near 
the Mouth of faid Creek ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from John Houze, fetting forth, that the 
Petitioner is a foreign Protsftant, born under the Allegiance of a foreign Power in 
Amity with Great-Britain ; but hath refided in this Province upwards often Years ; and 
praying a Law for his Naturalization ; which Pedtion was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

Four Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from the Towndiips of A,-n-jvelI, Alex- 
er.dria, Kingivood, and Lebanon, in the County of Hunterdon, feverally, figned by a 
large Number of People -, praying, for the Reafons in the faid Peutions fet forth, 
a Removal of the Court-Houfe and Goal, from Trenton to the Center of the County; 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from divers Freeholders of the County of' 
Burlington, including the Grand Jury of that County, fetting forth, the Difficulty, 
Expence and great Hardlhip of Coroners in performing their Duty; and praying fuch 
Fees and Rewards may be allowed them as are adequate to the Burdien and Charge of 
the Office ; which Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petidon was prefsnted to the Houfe from five Juftices and four chofen Freeholders 
of the County of Middkfex, fetting forth the Burning of their Court Houfe and Goal, 
and praying a Law to rebuild the fame in fuch Manner as to the Houfe fhall feem meet; 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition from divers Inhabitants of the Townfhip of Bergen, was prefented to 
the Houfe, praying a Law for appointing Commiuioners to lay out a Road from 
Bergen Yoinx. along up the Bay, in the moll fuitable Place, into the Road that leads to 
Paulas Hook; which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

And a Petition was prefented from feveral Inhabitants of EU%aheth-'To''Jun, in the 
County of £//t'x, containing, for the Reafons therein fet forth, the like Prayer; which 
was alio read, and ordered a fecond Reading. A. 



A Petition was prefcnted to the Houfo, from the Rev. Nathan Krr, Mlnifter of the 
Gofpel at Springfield, in the County of EJex, fitting forth, that the Pttuioner did, 
in the Year 1763, form an Acquaintance with ont'Anna Livennore; of Springfield 
aforefaid, then elteemed a young Woman of an unblemlfhed Reputation ; that he 
being'at that Time a fingle Man, proceeded with tl\e moil honourable Intentions to make 
to her Fropolals Qt Marriage j thefe being readily acceded \o on her P^rt, the 
Petitioner was, on the 8th Day of November \ii?i, in the Prefcnceof fundry compaenc 
Witncfles, joined to her the faid y:/««^. Lrjcrmore, in the la^AiulBandsof iViatnmony ; 
but very foon al'ter, all his Profpecls of future Eafe and Comfort at once evan;lhed, 
by difcovering Reafons to fufped, that his faid Wife was then and had been in prtgn.mt 
Circumftances at the Time of their Intermarriage v to which, confclous of his own Inno- 
cency, he knew he had not himfelf been acceflary ; that he did, on the 26th of December 
follow'ing, inform her what had been his Sufpicions, and whereof he was then pofitively 
afllired i°whereupbn the Petitioner's Wife did immediately, and without the ieatt Ccm- 
pulfion or Perfuafion, make a frank and-voluntary Confeflion, that (be was with Child 
hy ont Nathaniel Potter, her own Sifter's Hulband >• foon aitcr which, fhe Jid, at the 
Requeftof the Petitioner, voluntarily declare upon Oath btrtore tw« Magiftratcs, tnat 
the faid Potter was the Father of the' Child ; and that (be became pregnant atter her 
At^rcement of Marriage with the Peticioncr, appears by her own voluntary Contemon 
before two creditable WitnefTes ; that the Petitioner did from that Time entirely leparate 
himfelf from her; and ftie was afterwards, in February laft, delivered ot hir fpunous 
"TfTue; which, with the Mother, the unhappy Petitioner is reduced to the Neccffityof 
fupporting by the Laws of the Land, to his great Hardiblp and intolerable Grievance •, 
and praying fuch Relief in the PremifTes, as the Nature of the Cafe may fuggeft, ar,d 
as to the Wifdom of the Houfc fhall feem meet and right. 

And a Reprefentation or Memorial was prefented to the Houfe, from feveral Mini- 
fters of the Gofpel, and others, whofe Names are thereto fublcribed, fetting forth, that 
the Memorialifts are perfeftly well acquainted with the Rev. Mr. Nathan Ker, Minifter 
of a Preft)yterian Church in the Borough of Elizabeth ; that the faid Mr. Ker, ever 
fince his Appearance in the World, hath fuftained in excellent Charafter.^joth as i 
Clerf^yman and private Gentleman-, that the Memorialifts are thoroughly informed of 
his peculiar Circumftances and Hardftiips with RefpecT; to thefubjeft Matter of a Peti- 
tion therewith prefented ; which Petition the Memorialifts having read, and knowing 
the Truth of all the Fads therein fet forth, together with feveral other moft aggravating 
Circumftances, on the Side of a perfidious Woman -, and commiferating Air. Ker's 
unhappy Circumftances, moft humbly and earneftly beg Leave to recommend his Cale 
to the ferious Confideration and public k Relief of the Legiflature, who only can 
interpofeto the Diflblution of a matrimonial ContracT:; which, as the Memorialifts 
conceive, by all the Laws of Equity and good Confcience, which are the Laws of God, 
ought no longer to be obligatory upon him ; and the faid Petition and ReprefentatioQ 
were read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Eight o'Clock To-Morrow Morning. 

Wedjujday^ May 29, 1765. 
The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Godfrey Hancock, and fi.K otliers. Owners 
and Pofleflbrs of Meadows on the lower Part of Jffifconck Creek, in the County of 
Burlington, praying, for the Reafons therein contained, that the Petition prefented this 
Seffion from the Owners and PoffefTors of Meadows on the upper Parts of the faid 
Creek, for clearing out the fame, may not take Eftedt ; which was read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. , 

Mr. Dey reported, that Mr. Keajbey and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
cntrufted, to Mv.lVcodruff, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Thomas Pcivell, of Burlington, School- 
Mafter, giving a particular Detail of his Misfortunes and unfortunate Circumftances, 

and praying for the Reafons therein fet forth, to be included in the Infolvent Aft, of 
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this SefTion, or if that is not praclicable, then to have a particular Aft for his Cafe | 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the 
Tovvnfhip of Bethlehem, in the County of Hunterdon, praying, for divers Reafons 
therein fet forth, a Removal of the Coort-Hcufe arid Gaol from Trenton to the Center 
of the County, or for a Divifion of faid County, which was read, and ordered a 
fecund Reading. 

A Memorial was prefented to the Houfe from the Rev. JVilliam Tennent, fetting forth, 
that he wa? employed by the late Governor Bernard, to prepare the Indians for their 
Removal from Cranbury to Brotherton, ana to attend them and fettle them there: That 
accordingly he contradfed with Perfons for fupplying them with Waggons, and did 
attend and fettle them at Brcthertcn: That the MemoriaHft has been informed the^ 
Expences of P.enioval have been paid, but that no Allowance has hitherto been made 
to the Memorialiii, who expended a Fortnight at his own Charges in this Service -, and 
praying proper Satisfaction therefor; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

On a Motion made. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Miller, Mr. R. La-^renct and Mr. Spicer, be a Committee to infpeft the 
State of the A(5f for the Relief of the Poor, and make Report to the Houfe. 

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An 
Aft to enable the Qn-ners and Pojfejfors of the Meadow and Swamp, lying on Little Mantua 
Creek, ik the County of Gloucefter, to keep up and maintain the Dam, Bank and other 
Water Works acrofs the faid Cresk, and to keep the Water Courfe thereof open and clear ; 
reported the fame, with feveral Amendments thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and 
the Amendments in their Places ; and on the Queftion, Whether tha faid Bill as 
amended, be engrofled or not .'' it pafled in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled. 

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee appointed to bring in the Draught of a Bill for 
the Prefervation of Deer, brought in the faid Draught accordingly, entitled. 
An Aft to explain and amend an Act, entitled, A Supplementary A^ to the Aft, 
entitled. An Acl to regulate the Size of Traps, (sfc^ and to prohibit the watching 
with a Gun in the Night Time, and other Purpofes therein mentioned ; which was readj 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition of Cornelius Van Vorfi, praying a Law authorizing the Petitioner 
to eftablilh a Ferry from Pcwles-Hook to the City of Nnv-Tork ; was read the fecond 
Time. 

Ordered, 

That the Petitioner have Leave to bring in a Bill for the above Purpofe, at the next 
Seffion of Aflrmbly ; provided pubRck Notice of his AppUcation and this Order, be 
inferred in the Neiv-Tork Gazette, at leaft fix Weeks before the faid Seffion ; and no 
jreafonable Objeftions fliall then appear againft the fame. 

The feveral Petitions and Remonftrances for and againft removing the Court-Houft 
and Gaol of Hunterdon, from Trenton to the Center of the County, or for a Divifion 
of the County -, were read the fecond Time. 

And the Confideration thereof is referred till Tuefday next, when the Parties con- 
cerned may have an Opportunity of being heard. 

The Bill, entitled. An A6t for building and maintaining a Draw Bridge ever Rac- 
coon Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, near the Mouth of faid Creek j was read the 
£:cond Time, and committed to Mr. Reading and Mr. Hart. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An Aft to enable the Owners and Toffeffors of tbd 
Meadows and Swa?np^ lying on Little Mantua Creek^ in the County of Gloucefter, to 

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%eepup and mnintain the Dam^ Bank and other Water TFcrh acrofs the /aid Creek, and 
to keep the Water Cotirfe open and clear ; was read and compared ; and on the Queilion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Johnjlon and Mr. Keajley, do carry the faid Bill to the Council for 
Concurrence. 

The Petition frorri the Owners of the Meadows on the upper Parts of Effifcunk 
Creek, for clearing out the fame ; and the Petition from the Owners of the Meadows 
on the lower Parts of the faid Creek againft it ; were read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Confideration thereof be referred till Saturday next, when the feveral Parties 
concerned, may have an Opportunity of being heard. 

The Petition from David Long, and others, praying a Law to regulate the Meadows 
on the South Branch of 6'/(j'H;-Crd?i?/(', being the Divifion Line between Salem a.nd Cum- 
berland ; was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, for the above Purpofe, at the 
Rcxt Seffion of General Affcmbly ; provided publick Nonce of their Application and 
this Order, be inferted in the Pennfyhania Gazette, at leaft Six Weeks before the faid 
Seffion, and no reafonable Objections fhall then appear againll the fame. 

Mr. Johnfton reported, that Mr. Keajbey and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
intruded, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Petition of the Rev. Nathan Ker, praying a Divorce from his prefent Wife, 
•was read the fecond Time, together with the Memorial relating thereto -, and Mr. 
Ker attending, was called in, and laid before the Houfe a Variety of Steps he had taken 
to prove the Fadts alledged -, and that the requifite Notice of the Application to this 
Houfe, had been given to his Wife, and publiflied in fix different Parifhes three 
Sabbaths fucceffively ; that his Wife, according to a Certificate thereof, attefted by two 
Witnefles, and laid before the Houfe, had without any Threats or Compulfion con- 
fented thereto: And the Honourable Samuel Woodruff, Efq; of the Council attendin;;^, 
■was alfo called in, and infoi-med the Houfe, he was prefent when fhe was interrogaa-d 
•upon Oath, and that he folemnly put the Queftion to her, whether fhe defired her 
Hufband to withdraw while fiie was examined, as to the Fads which fhe was abo jt to 
Iwear ; pofiuvely fathering the Child with which fhe was then pregnant on her Sifter's 
Hufband, and that fhe did not defire, though fhe was fb afked, any private Examina- 
tion, and did not exprefs any Sign of Compulfion. Then the Gentlemen were defired 
to withdraw. 

The Houfe taking the fame into Confideration, and finding notwithftanding the 
Proofs aforefaid, that the whole of the Woman's Character and Dependancc may or 
may .lot reft upon it, according to fuch further Determinations as may now be gone 
into, a Confideration too important in itfelf (and abundantly more fo in its Conle- 
quences if drawn into Precedent) to be proceeded on, without giving the Party the 
fullefl Opportunity of being heard in her own Deftnce; it is therefore 
Ordered, 

That the Confideration of the faid Petition be referred until Wednefday next ; and 
that Notice be in the mean Time given to the faid Anna Ker, then to attend this Houfe, 
either herfejf or by fome Perfon on her Behalf, to make Objeiftions fif any fhe hath) 
•why a Bill fhould not be brought in according to the Prayer of the faid P-cition ; and 
that Proof of the Service of a Copy of this Order, at leall four Days before the faid 
f^edne/day, be then made before the Houfe. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from the Honourable Charles Read, Efq; 
praying Leave for the Realbns therein co itained, to bring in a Bill, foi enabling him to 
ereft a Dam over Batjtow Creek, near Egg-Harbour^ m the County of Burlington -, 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrpw Morning. 

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l^kurfday^ May 30, 1765. 
The Houfe met. 
A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary, in thefe Words, "vizl 
Gentlemen^ 

* J Acquainted you fome Time ago, that I had, with !he unanimous Advice of the 
' Council, appointed M.v. Read Chief Juftice of this Province-, and I have great 

* Reafon to think that he executed the Office to the entire Satisfaflion of the People, 

* His Majefty has been fince pleafed to appoint the Honourable Frederick Smyth, Efq; 

* to that Office, who, as appears by the ilrong Recommendations he has brought with 
' him from the King's Minifters, is every way quahfied for the Station. Their Letters 

* to me on the Occaiion I herewith communicate, together with a Memorial from five 

* of the principal Lawyers of the Province. . The latter, who it muft be allowed are 

* fome of the moft competent Judges here of Mr. Smyth's Qualifications for his Poft, 
' are of Opinion, that the Salary of Chief Juftice is inadequate to his Merit, and to aa 
' Office of fo great tTonfequence.. I have been long of the fame Sentiments, both with 

* Refpeft to the Salary of Chief j liftice:, and of the other Juftices of the Supreme Court ; 
' and therefore think it my Duty to recommend to you, to makefuch further Provifion 

* for their Support as is equal to the Dignity and Importance of their refpedtive Offices. 

* I cannot but hope, that when you confider how much the Lives and Eftates of every 

* Man in the Province depend on the having proper Perfons to execute thofe Offices; 

* you will not heficate to make it worth the while of Gentlemen of fuch Integrity and 

* Abilities, as are the prefent Juftices of that Court, to continue in their Employments* 

iV%30, 1765. JV. FRANKLIN. 

. And the faid Meflage, and Memorial therein mentioned, together with feveral 
Recommendations of the Chief Juftice, from the Right Honourable George Grenville^ 
and the Lords of Trade and Plantations ; were read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Reading, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, Jtt 
Aft for building and maintaining a Draiv Bridge over Raccoon Creek, in the County of 
Gloucefter, near the Mouth of faid Creek ; reported the fame with feveral AmendmentsI 
thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places; and on the 
Queftion, whether the faid Bill, as amended, be engrofled or not ? it -pafled in the 
Affirmative. 
"^ Ordered, . 

That the faid Bill as amended be engrofled. 



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A MelTage from the Council by Mr. P^r/^^r, informing the Houfe, that the Council 
have pafled the Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Treafurers of this Colony, or either 
of them, to receive and pay certain Sums of Money therein mentionedy and give a proper 
Dif charge for the fame; without any Amendment. 

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houle, on his 
Excellency's Speech-, and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the 
Chair, and Mr. Fipcr, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee 
had made fome further Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, and defired Leave to 
fit again; to which the Ploule agreed. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Teter Hendrick Stn'epers, John Bergers^ 
John H'Wiam Pollman and Peter Kurtz, fetting forth, that the Petitioners are Prote- 
llants, born under the Allegiance of foreign Powers in Amity with Great -Britain.^ 
and praying Leave to bring in a Bill for their Naturalization; which Petition was read, 
»nd ordered a fecond Readmg. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

. The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Comm.ittee of the whole Houfe, on his Excel- 
lency's Speech ; and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, 
&rAM:.FiJhery Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had gone 

through 



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\tirongh his Excellency's Speech, and had come to fL-veral Refolutiohs ; Which by- 
Leave of the Houle, he reported, and they are as follows, viz. 

1. Refohedi 

That an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Excelleicy, in Anfwer to his Speech. 
To which the Houfe agreed. . 

2. Refolved, 

That his Majefty's Government of New-Jerfey be honourably fupported for one 
Year, to commence the 21 it of M^j, 1765. To which the Houfe agreed. 

3. Refolved, 

That it will be neceflary to take into Confideratiori, fome Regulations refpediing the 
Poll Roads through this Province, when the Committee appointed at laft Seirion, to 
confider of a Method for that Purpofe, fhall make their Report. To which the Houfe 
agreed. 

4. Refolved, 

That the Militia A61 be revi\?ed and amended. To which the Houfe agreed. 

.,5. Refolved, 

That Provifion be made for the Pay of the Regiment of this Colony, till their Re- 
turn. To which the Houfe agreed. 

6. Refolved, 

That a Bounty be allowed on Flax raifed in this Province : On the Queftiori, whether 

the Houfe agrees thereto or not ? it was carried as follows : 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Skinner, Mr. Borden, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Dey, 

Mr. Johnjion, Mr. Cooper, Mr. R. Lai.irence, Mr. Doughty, 

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Spicer, Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Miller, 

Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Reading, Mr. ^an Gie/on, Mr. Keajbey. 

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Hart. 
Mr. Smith, 

, Then the Queftion was put in the Houfe, whether the faid Bounty be paid out of 
the Trcafury, or that each County (hall raile it's own Bounty ? it was carried as foilo^vs; 

Out of the Treafury. By the Counties refpedively for thcmfelves. 

Mr. Skinner, Mr . Hart, Mr. Smith, 

Mr. Johnfton^ Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Borden, 

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. R. La^<urence, Mr. Cooper, 

Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Spicer, 

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Fan Gtefon, Mr. Doughty, 
Mr. Reading, Mr. Dey, 
Mr. Miller, Mr. Keajbey. 

7. Refolved., 

That a Bounty be allowed on Hemp raifed in this Province : On the QueftioHj 

whether the Houfe agrees thereto or not .'' it was carried in the Affirmative. 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Skinner, M*-. Cooper, Mr. Wetherill. Mr. f^an Gicfon, 

Mr. Johnjion, Mr. Miller, Mr. R . Laivrence, Mr. Dey, 

Mr. Anderjon, Mr. Spicer, Mr. Fijher, Mr. Doughty. 

Mr J. Ogden, Mr. Reading, Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Keafiey. 

Mr, Smith, Mr. Hart. 
Mr. Borden, 

Then the Queftion was put, whether the fame be paid out of the Treafury, or that 
the Counties refpedively, fhould pay their own Bounty ? it was carried as follows. 
Out of the Treafury. By the Counties refpeftively for tiiemfclves. 

Mr. Skinner, Mr. R. Laivrence, Mr. J. Ogden, 

Mr. Johnjion, Mr. Fijher, , Mr. Smith, 

Mr. Anderjon, Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Borden, 

Mr. Miller, Mr. Fan Giejin, Mr. Cooper, 

Mr. Reading, Mr. Dey, Mr Doughty, 

Mr. Hart, Mr. Keajhey, Mr. Spictr. 

Mr. Wetherill, 

8. Refolved^ 

That a Bounty be allowed on raifing Mulberry Trees, for the Sake of the Timber, 
And the Culture of Silk within this Province. To which the Houfe a^^ie ;d. 

Ordered, 



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Ordered^ 
That Mr. Smith, Mr. tVetherill, Mr. Bart, Mr. Miller, and Mr. 7<>i&» 0^if», be 
a, Committee to prepai'e thcDraughtof an Addrefs to his Excellency. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Spicer, Mr. Fijher, Mr. D^y, and Mr. Borden, be a Committee to prepare 
and bring in a Bill, for the Support of Government. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Skinner, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Reading, and Mr. Johnfton, be a Committee 
to bring' in the Draught of an Aft, for laying the Bounties aforefaid. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Keajhey, Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Skinner, and Mr. D^, be a 
Committee to prepare and bring in the Draught of a Billj to revive and amend the 
Militia Law. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Van Giefon, Mr. Borden, and Mr. Johnfton, be a Committee to prepare 
and bring in the Draught of a Bill, to provide for the Pay of the Regiment, till their 
return Home. 

Mr. IVetherill, from the Committee appointed to pi'cpare the Draught of a Bill for 
the Prefervation of Sheep, brought in the Draught of a Bill, entitled. An Act to 
revive and amend an AB, entitled. An Adl to raife a Fund fot defraying Damages 
done by Dogs in the Province of New-Jerfcy; which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfr, from the Honourable John Stevens, Efq; in 
Behalf of himfelf and others, Proprietors of a Traft of Land in the Borough of 
Elizabeth, in the County of £^Ar, commonly called the Point Tradt; praying, for 
the Reafons therein contained, a Law to alter fo much of the Six Rod Road through 
this Province as paflcs through the Trad aforefaid, by reducing a confiderable Bend 
or Elbow therein, to one ftrait Line, from the North Side of the Point Houfe to the 
Place where the Road from Elizabeth-Town enters the Trad: aforefaid i which was 
read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Richard Lawrence, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill," 
entitled. An Ad for laying out a Road from Newark, in the County of Eflex, to the 
fublick Road leading from Bergen Point to Paulus Hook, on HudfonV River, in the 
County of Bergen j and for the ereSiing and efiablifhing Ferries acrofs the Rivers Paflaick 
<z«t/ Hackinfack, reported the faid Bill, with fcveral Amendments thereto; andthefaid 
Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places; and on the Queftion, whether 
the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed or not.' it palTed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Read, informing the Houfe, that the Bill,' 
entitled. An Ad to enable the Owners and Pojejfors of the Marfh and Swamp lying on a 
fmall Creek called Newport, between the Townfhips of Stow-Creek and Greenwich, in 
the County of Cumberland, to ere£l and maintain a Bank, Dam, and other Water Works 
acrofs the faid Creek, in order to prevent the Tide from overflowing the fatne, pafled the 
Council this Day without Amendment. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 
Friday^ May 31, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Ad for building and maintaining a Draw-Bridge 
ever Raccoon Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, near tbi Mouth of faid Creeky wa» 
read and compared ; and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

G Ordered^ 



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Ordered, 
That Mr. Johnjlon and Mr. Dey do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for Co.i- 
currence. 

Mr. Spirer, from the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill for the Prefervation of 
Timber, brought in a Bill, entitled, yi Supphtnentary Act to the Aii, entitled. An A<fl 
for preventing the IVo.fte of timber. Pine and Cedar 'frees and Poles within this Province 
of New-Jerley, and to lay a Duty upon all Pipe and Hog/head Staves exported out of the 
fame, to any of the nerghboiiring Colonies; which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

A Petition w'as prefented to the Houfe from Jofeph Burr, jun. of Northampton, in 
the County, of Burlington, fetting forth, that the Petitioner about the Year 1760, 
ert-efled a Saw- Mill and Dam upon the South Branch of Ancocas Qxzz\^, called £v/Vj 
Mill Creek; which Mill is ferviceable to the adjacent Neighbours ; and the Petitioner 
hath kept, and hereafter for his own Intereft, muft and fnall keep and maintain good and 
fuxficient Flood Gates and Water .Ways at his own Coll and Charge; but the Petitioner 
has of late been informed, that an Ai^t of Affembly paifed in the Year 1755, entitled. 
An A<ft to preferve the Navigation of the Rivers and Creeks ivitbin the Colony of New- 
Jerfey; which Adt the Petitioner, until lately, was totally unacquainted with ; and 
praying the Legiflature will be pleafed to uphold him in keeping up and maintaining 
the faid Mil! Dam and Water Works ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Spicer, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill for 
the Support of Goveniment; which was read, and committed to a Committee of the 
whole Houfe. 

Mr. Johnflon reported, that Mr. Bey and himfelf delivered the Bill with them 
ehtrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. .Skir.'/ier, from the Committee appointed to bring in the Draught of a Bill to 
regulate the PfaCtice of the Law, brought in a Bill, entitled. An A£t for regulating the 
practice of the Law, and other Pwrpofes therein 7nentioned; which was read, and ordered 
a fecond Reading, 

[ The Bill, entitled, An Adl to revive and amend an ASf, entitled. An Aifl to raife a 
Fiind fcr defraying Damages done by Dogs in the Provi?ue of Ncw-Jerfcy, was read the 
fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Smith and Mr. Borden. 

; The Bill, entitled. An A& to conjlitute and make Croffwicks Creek a good and lawful 
Fence, from the Place known by the Natne of Watfon'j Ferry, do'jon to the Mouth of the 
fame, was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Cooper isii\ Mr. Doughty.. 

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee appointed laft Seffion to confider where the Poft 
Roads of this Province may be Ihortened, made the following Report, viz. 

' The Committee appointed by the Order of this Houfe on the 24th Day of February^ 
.•. 1764, do report, 

' That in. Purfuance of faid Order, they have procured all the Information in their 

* Power, relative to the great Roads leading through this Province, between Phila- 

* delphia and Netv-Tork, and have procured adlual Surveys of the greateft Part thereof^ 

* which they have got reduced to a Map, and now lay before the Houfe for their better 

* Information ; in which the pricked Lines reprefent the Roads as they now run, and 

* the black Lines reprefent the ftrait Roads, which this Committee think practicable 

* and commodious, as wellto the People of this Province, as to thofe of the neigh- 

* bouring Governments pafling through it. — The Committee beg Leave to obfcrve, 
' that by the propofed Method of laying out the Roads, the Diftance from Burlington 
*■ to Perth- Amboy, the tv.;o Capitals of this Province, will- be reduced from 48 to about 
*40 Miles and a Half; the Diftance from Borden-'Town to Perth- Amboy from nea.r 

* 38 Miles to 32 Miles; and that the ftrait Road from Burlington to Perth- Amloy pafles 

* through Borden-Town a.nd Cranbury, which are at convenient Diftances and commo- 

* dious Stages for Travellers. That the propofed Road from Burlington to Elizabeth- 

* Town, through Borden-Town, Kingfion and Nevo-Brunfixjick, will reduce the Diftance 

* from Q^ Miles to ^i Miles j that the propofed Road from Trsnton to EUzabeth-foivn, 

t through 



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'"through PrincetGwn^ Kiti^Jion and New-Bruvfwick, will reduce the Diftance from 50' 
' to 42 Miles; that they apprehend the Bridges necefTary en the propoled Road will be 

* few, and not attended with very great Expence— -That as to the Quality of the Soil 

* through which the propoled Roads are to pafs, your Committee on the Whole think ic 

* is at leaft as good for Roads, as the Soil through which they now pafs. That your 

* Comrnmittcc is of Opinion, that the eftablifhing Turnpikes on the new Roads, with. 
*■ moderate Tolls on Horfes, Carriages, &c. will be very advantageous to this Province ; 
' as by this Method, the publick Expence neceffary for making them, will be repaid 

* by thofe who have the Ufeof them, and who are chiefly refident out of this Province. 

* All which is liumbly fubmitted by your Committee. 

C. Skfn-ner, from the Committee.* 

And on the Queftion, whether a Committee (hall be appointed to confer with a Com^^ 
mittee of the Council, on the Expediency and Means of fhortening the faid Roads ? it^ 
was carried in the Affirmative. • • 

Ordered, 

That Mr. Sicimer, Mr. IFetherill, Mr. Miller, Mr. Fifoer^ Mr. Borden, Mr. Van 
Ciefon, and Mr. Reading, be a Committee, to confer with a Committee of the Council 
as aforefaid ; and that Mr. Anderfon and Mr. Dey, do wait upon the Council, and; 
acquaint them therewith ; and defirc the Council to appoint a Committee to join with a 
Committee of this Houfe, and to appoint Time and Place of Meeting. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. AJhfield, informing the Houfe, that the Council, 
have pafled the Bill, entitled. An Adl to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of the Mea- 
dow and Swamp, lying on Little Mantua Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, to keep 
up and maintain the Dam, Bank and other Heater Works acrofs the fatd Creek, and to 
keep the Water Cctirfe thereof open and clear ; without Amendment. 

And alfo another Meflage by Mr. Afhfield, defiring the Concurrence of this Houfe, 
to a Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Prefervation of FifJi in the River Delaware, and 
to prevent Obfim^ions in the Navigation thereof ; which Bill was read, and ordered * 
fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three P. M. 

The Houfe met. . . .' 

Mr. Anderfon reported, that Mr. Dey and himfelf, delivered the Meflage with them' 
intrufted, to the Speaker in Council. . . t 

In Purfuance of an Order of lad Seffion, Mr. Dfy brought in a Bill to obKgethfe^ 
OiScers to account for the Militia Fines i which was read, and referred to the' 
Committee on the Militia Aft. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Ladd, in thefe Wordsf,' viz. ' 

' Ordered ' CoubcH Chamber, May 31, 1765, 

' That Mr. Ladd do acquaint the Houfe of Afl^embly, that Lord Stirling, Mr. Smithy 
' Mr. Stevens and Mr. Parker, are appointed a Committee to meet the Committee of 
" the Houfe of Afiembly, on the fubject Matter of the Meflfage from the Aflembly this 

* Day ; and that the Committees do meet in the Council Chamber at five o'Clock this 

* Afternoon. 

* By Order of the Houfe, 

'J. Read, Z>. Clerk.' . 

The Bill, entitled, An A&: for preventing Frauds by Mortgages which fball bemadi 
end executed after the Firfi Day of January, One 'Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty-Ji'x^ 
\vas read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Miller, Mr. Johnjion and Mr. Haftl 

■ ' ■ : ' ■ rr;::i. .■ . : .ll/L 

The leveral Petitions from the County of Middlefex, for re-building the Court-. 
Houfe and Gaol, and for and againft removing the fame from Perth-Amboy ; were 
read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, whether this Houfe will fix the Place 
where the faid Courc-Houfe and Gaol fhall be or not ? it was carried in the Negative. 

YEAS. 



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YEAS. 

Mr. Siinner, 
Mr. JohnftoH, 
Mr. AndcrloH, 
Mr. J. OgJiH, 
Mr. Smith, 
Mr. Borden, 



YEAS. 
Mr. jV/7/^r, 
Mr. Reading, 



N A Y S. 
Mr. IVtthtrill, 
Mr. ^. La-wrenci, 
Mr. /".yiJ-^-, 
Mr. Hoghlaxd, 
Mr. A'** Git/an, 

Mr. I>£r, 



NAYS. 

Mr. Deugblj 
Mr. Caofcr, 
Mr. ifta/^, 
Mr. Spicer, 
Mr. /for/. 



Ordered, 

That Mr. fVetberili, Mr. R. Lawrence and Mr. 6>/<r(rr, be a Committee to prepare 
and bring in a Bill for the ereding a Court-Houfe and Gaol in the County of MiddleftXy 
at fuch Place where the chofen Freeholders of that County, or a Majority of them, 
Ihallchufe for that Purpofe. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from divers Inhabitants of the Townfhip of 
Evejham, in the County of Burlington^ complaining of the Mifchiefs occafioned by- 
Fairs in this ProTincet and praying for their total Abolition j which was read,' and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from a Number of the Inhabitants of this 
Province, rtMir\gzt \ht Mini/inks, over the blue Mountains, praying, for the Reafons 
contained in their Petition, that they may not be deprived of having the Privilege of 
the Filhery in the River Df/awtfr^ above the Mountains, with Pounds, Wears, fcf<r. 
And a Certificate was alfo prefented from John Rofecrants, and others whofe Names are 
fubfcribed thereto, fetting forth, that the Subfcribcrs have ufed the Navigation of the 
Delaware River for fomc Years paft, and that they have not at any Time met with any 
Obflruftion in the Navigation aborve the Water Gap •, but at all Times when the Boats 
can pafs the Falls and Rifts, they can with Eafe and Safety pafs over the Dams and 
Pounds in the River j which Petition and Certificate were read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the 
County of Hunterdon, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, fetting forth, that the 
Planters of thefe Northern Colonics, have hitherto relied for their principal Support 
upon the Provifions they have raifed for the JVeJi-India Markets, and while that Staple 
could be vended in all the IQands indifcriminately, it bore a Price fufficient to enable 
them to pay the vaft Sums for which they continually became indebted to Great Britatn^ 
for Cloathing and other Manufaftures ; that in Confcqucncc of the late Parliamentary 
Rcftraints upon the Trade of the Continental Colonies, Provifions which can now only 
be vended in the Britiih fVeJl-India Illands, have fo greatly funk in Value and Demand, 
that the Northern Planters are in Danger of being cxpofed to the greaccft Diftrefs and 
Mifery, unlefs fomc other more profitable Means of cultivating their Lands can be 
fallen upon ; that the Petitioners conceive the raifing of Hemp would greatly relieve 
the Country, and that it would be generally attempted and praftifed, if a Bounty was 
given to the firft Adventurers; and therefore praying the LegiQature would eftablifh 
fomc fuitable and fecure Bounty upon Hemp to be raifed within this Province j which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning. 

Saturday, June i, 1765. 
The Houfe met. 

The Petition for altering the Courfe of the River Pajfaick^ was read the fecond Time, 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe at next SefTion -, 
provided Notice of their Application and this Order be inferred in the New-York Gazette, 
and affixed at three adjoining Churches, at lead Six Weeks before faid S^ffion, and no 
rcafonable Objedlions fliall then appear againft the fame. 

Mr.Coofer, fromtheCommitteeto whom was committed the Bill, entitled, ^« Aft 
to conjiitute and make Croffwicks Creek a good and lawful Fence, from the Place known by 
the Name of Watfon'j Ferry, down to the Mouth of the fame, reported the fame, witl} 
fcvcral Amendments thereto > «nd the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their 

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Places; ar.dmt'ie QOeRlon, whether the faid Bill as amended be engrofled or not? it 
paflcd in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 
That the iaid Bill as amended, be engrofled. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled, yf« Aft for laying out a Road from Newark, in the 
Xlounty of Effex, to the publick Road leading from Bergen Point to Faulus Hook, on Hud- 
son's River, in the County of Bergen ; and for the ereoling and eflablifhing Ferries acrcfs 
the Rivers Fairaick. arid Hackinfack, was read and compared j and on the Queftion, 
Refilved, 
That tiie fome do pafs'. 

Ordered, - 

That Mr. J. Ogden and yir-VanGiefon, do carry the faid Bill to the Council for 
Concurrence. 

The Petition from the Townfhip of Chefierfield, In the County of Burlington, for 
a Law to repair the Highways in that Townfhip by Tax ; was read the fecond Timej 
and on the Queflion, whether Leave be granted to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe of 
not ? it was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

Whereupon Mr. Borden in their Behalf, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Aft to 
re-pair the puhUck Reads in the Townfhip of Chefierfield, by a Tax on the Inhabitants 
of the fame -, which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. John Ogden reported, that Mr. Van Giefon and himfelf, delivered the Bill 
with them intrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Hoghland, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill," 
entitled. An Aft to amend and revive an AEi, entitled. An Aft for better fettling and,.^- 
regulating the Militia of this Colony of New-Jerfey, for the repelling Invaftons, and 
fupprejftng Infurre£iions and Rebellions ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition from Meffis. Bartow and Smyth, oi Pertb-Amboy, about their Lots 
near the Barracks there j was read the fecond Time. 

Ordered, .....,■ 

That Mr. Fifher, Mr. Spicer, Mr. Johnflon, and Mr. Hart, be a Committee to 
bring in a Bill to remedy the Complaint in the faid Petition fet forth, and for appoint- 
ing Perfons to take Care of the Barracks in this Colony, and the Furniture therein 
contained, i^c. 

The feveral Petitions from the Coroners of Burlington and Cumberland Counties, 
praying a Law to fettle their Fees ; were read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 
That the faid Petitions be referred to further Confideration. 

Mr. Smith, from the Committee to whom was committed, the Bill, entitled, An 
Aft to revive and amend an A£l, entitled. An Aft to raife a Fund for defraying 
Damages done by Dogs in the Province of New-Jerfey -, reported the fame, with feveral 
Amendments thereto -, which Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places, and 
feveral additional Amendments made thereto in the Houfe •, and on the Queftion, 
■whether the faid Bill as amended be cngrofTed Or not ? it palled in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended be engroffed. 

According to Order, the Parties for and againfl a Dam over Newton Creek, in th^ 
County of Gloucefter, attending, were called in, and their feveral Allegations fully 
heard ; and on the Queftion, whether Leave be given to bring in a Bill for erefting 
a Dam acrofs the faid Creek ? it pafTed in the Affirmative. 

Ordered, .. 

That Leave be given accordingly for a Bilt, in which Thomas Atmore he cxemptca 
from any Part of the Expence of faid Dam. 

H- According 



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Accordmgto Order, the Parties for and againft a Bill for clearing oiit EJfifcoitk' 
tret^k, in t\\<tQc)\M\Vj oi Burlington^ attending, were called in,- and their feveral Alle- 
gations fully lieard ; and on the Queftion, whether the Petitioners for clearing the faid 
Creek, have Leave to bring in a Bill for that Furpole or not •" it palled in the Affirma- 
tive. 

Ordered, 

That the Petitonets have Leave to bring in a Bill. 

The feveral Petitions from the Foreigners, praying to be naturalized ; were read 
the fecond Time \ and the Petitioners produced a Certificate to the Houfe of their 
having taken the ufual Oaths, and made and fublcribed the Declaration enjoined by 
Law. 

Ord&ed, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for their Naturalization. 

Whereupon Mr. Fijher in their Behalf, brought irt a Bill, entitled. An Aft t9 
naturalize John Houze, Peter Hendrick Striepers, John Herbergs, John William 
P^lliTian, and Peter Kurtz.j which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Letter was prefented to the Houfe, from the Honoiir'able Charles Read, Secrttiry 
of this Colony, fetcing forth, that a Practice has obtained in this Province, of fending 
Subpoenas Ducem Tecum to the Secretary, to bring to the Court in any County where 
the Trial happens to be, fuch Books of Record as they mention ; which Praflice 
fubjedls the Records to the Cafualties of Fire, as well as many other Accidents ; and 
the very Carriage of heavy Books much hurts them; and praying the Legiflature to 
reft'rain tharPradice, fo that the Records fhould not be removed out of the publick 
Offices further than the Court held in the fame Town, but that Office or fworn 
Gbpielfhould be as effeflual and valid, and allowed Evidence; and further praying, 
for the Reafons therein contained, that upon Trials, the Titles to Eaji-Jerfey Landa 
need not be deduced higher than from Sir George Carteret, and thole of Weftjerfej^ 
iiQtA Edward BylUnge \ v?hich Letter was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning, Nine o'Clock. 

MONDAY, June 2, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 

The engfoffed Bill, entided, Ati A6t to cottjlitute and make CroflTwicks Creek a good 
and lawful Fence, from the Place known by the Name of Watibn'i Ferry, down to thi 
Mouth of the fame, wias read and compared ; and on the Queition, 
Refolved, 

That the fame do pafs. 

The engrofled Bill, entided, An A£t to revive and amend an AEt, entitled. An Act 
t» raife a Fund for defraying Damages dons by Dogs in the Province of New-Jerfey, was 
read and compared; and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Johnfion and Mr. Keafbey, do carry the faid Bills to the Council for 
Concurrence. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to naturalize John Houzc, Peter Hendrick Striepers^ 
John Herbergs, John William Pollman««J Peter Kurtz, was read the fecond Time j 
and dn the Qiieftion, 

Ordered, 
"^ That the faid Bill be engrofled. 

The engrofled Bill, entided. An Aft to n'afuralize John Houze, Peter Hendrick 
Striepers, John Herbergs^ John William Pollman and Peter Kurtz, was read and 
compared ; and on the Qjeftion, 

• -.; , Refolved, 



i 



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That the lame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Johnfton and Mr. Keajbey do carry the faid Bill to the Councilj for Con- 
currence. 

According to Leave, Mr. Coofer brought in a Bill, entitled. An Ad to enable the 

Oivners md Pcjjejfors of the Meadows lying on Newtown Creek, near the Head thertoK 

in the County of Gloucefter, to repair and maintain a Bank and other Water Works^. 

heretofore ereEled ayid make acrcfs the faid Creek, and to keep the former Water Courfe 

cf the faidCreek open and clear; which was read, and ordered a fecdnd Reading. 

■ Mr. Fan Giefon,\n Purfuance of the Leave given, brought in a Bill, entitled, yfa 
Aft to prevent IVafie from being committed upon the common Land allotted to the Patent 
of Seacaucus, in the Corporation of Bergen; which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

Four Petitions were prefented to the Hbufe and read, from the Freeholders and 
Inhabitants of the County of J?«r//«_g-/«7?/, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribedj, 
fetting forth, the great Evils attending Fairs in this Province ; and praying, that they 
may be totally fuppreffed ; which were ordered' a fecond Reading; 

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a BilV 
entitled. An Aft for granting a Bounty upon the raifing of Flax and Hemp, and planting 
t)f Mulberry Trees in this Colony for raifing 'of Rd^Silk; vfhich was read, and ordered 
a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Johnjlon reported, that Mr. keq/i?ey ind himfeif, delivered the three Bills witK 
them intruded, to Mr. 5»2//^, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M, 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Van Giefon^ from the Comttiittee appointed for that Purp'ofe, brought in a Bilff 

entitled, yf;; Aft io provide for the Pay of thel^tyi-^trky Regiment, from thefirflDay 
cf November, One "Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four, to the Twentieth Day of 
"Dtcemher following; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented tb the Houfe, from James Collutn, fetting forth, that the 
Petitioner hath for ihefe Eight Years laft paft, been under an Execution in a very 
vexatious, and as he conceives a very unnatural Suit, brought againft him by Rebecca 
Wells, his Mother-in-Law, who very foon after deceafed ; and by Virtueof an Infolvent 
Aft, he was difcharged about Four Years ago •, butoneof the Juftices after faid Dif- 
charge, not continuing in the fame Mind, it was ordered that the Petitioner fhould ftiH 
ftand bo.und by the fr.id Execution ; that the Executors of the faid deceafed Plaintiff, arte 
willing, and very defirous, that he may have Relief ; and tho' he hath not been clofely 
confined, yet he is rendered incapable of engaging in any Bufinefs, as he has had fre- 
quent Opportunities of doing within that Time; and praying the Houfe to take his 
particular Cafe into their Confideration, and grant fuch Relief as in their Wifdom thejr 
£hall think meet ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

On a Motion made, 

Refehed, ■/»'!.'' 

Tlmtjohn Stevens, Efq; Paymafter of the Jerfey Troops, lii 1757, db allow tb 
William Mac Cracketi, Serjeant in the faid Troops, £. 60, in full of Recbmpence for 
his Pay and Time fpent in Captivity, and in returning to this Province. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Prefervation of Fifh in the River Delaware, and to 
prevent Obflru£Jions in the Navigation thereof, was read the fecohd Time^ and comniitted 
to Mr. Skinner and Mr. J. Lawrence. 

The 



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The Bill, entitled, Jn Aft for the Support of Government of bis Majeflfs Colony cf 
New-Jerfey, to commence the Twenty-firjt Day of May, One Thoufand Seven Hundred and 
Sixty-five, and to end the Twenty -firji Day of May, One Thoufand Seven Hundred and 
Sixty-ftx-, and todifchargethepublick Debts and contingent Charges thereof , was read the 
fecond Time, and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. 

TheHoufe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Comtriittee of the whole Houfe on the 
Bill for Support of Government; and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker 
refumed the Chair, and Mr. Fiper, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the 
Committee had made fome Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, and defired Leave 
to fit again ; to which the Houfe agreed. 

A Petition wis prefented to the Houfe froni feveral of the Creditors of Thomas 
Powell, of Burlington, Schoolmafter, fetting forth Reafons why the Prayer of the 
feid Powell's Petition for an infolvent Aft fhould not be granted ■, and praying to be heard 
before the Houfe on the fubjeft Matter of that Petition ; which was read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning. 

. 7uefday\, June j[, '^7^5- 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Spicer, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,, 
entitled, An Aft appointing Commmiffioners to take Care of, and Let the Barracks ere^ed 
in this Colony of New-Jerfey, at fuch Times as the fame fhallnot he needed for iheUfe of 
Stldiers\ and to fell fuch Articles therein contained as are perifhable, and have been 
furchafed at the Expence of the faid Colony ; which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

The Bill, eiititled. An Aft foY preventing Frauds by Mortgages which fhall be made 
and executed of ter the FirflDay of January, One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty-fix, 
•was read the fecond I'ime, arid committed to Mr. Smith and Mr. J. Ogden. 

Mr. Wetberill, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, 
entitled. An Aft /or ereaing a Court Houfe and Gaol in the County of Middlefex ; which was 
read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

According to LeaVe, Mr. Skinner, in Behalf of the Rev. Colin Campbell, brought 
in a Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Rev. Mr. Colin Campbell, the prefent Re^or of 
Saint Miry' s Church in Burlington, with the Church Wardens and Veflry-Men of faid 
Church, or the major Part of them, to fell Two Hundred and Six Acres of Land in 
Somerfet County, devifed to the Minijiry of faid Church ; and to enable Trujiees to put the 
fame to Inter eft, until a convenient Glebe can be pur chafed near the faid Church; and other 
Purpofes therein mentioned; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Bill, entitled. An A€t to explain and amend an Aii, entitled, A Supplementary 
'Aa to the Aft, entitled. An A^ to regulate the Size of Traps, tff. and to prohibit 
the watching with a Gun in the Night Time, and other Purpofes therein mentioned ; 
,t?as read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Spicer and Mr. R. Lawrence. 

The Bill, entitled. An A£t to enable the Owners and PopJJbrs of the Meadows lying^ 
en Newtown Creek, near the Head thereof, in the County of Glouccfter, to repair and 
maintain a Bank, and other Water Works, heretofore ere^ed and made acrofs the faii 
Creek, and to keep the former Water Courfe of the faid Creek open and clear, was read 
the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Miller and Mr. Doughty. 

\ A Petition was prefented to the Houfe figned by Robert Pearfon, Ifaac Pearfon, 
■Jofeph Saltar and John Watfon, praying a Law to make that Part of Delaware River^ 
between Duck Ifland and the Jerfey Shore, and Watfon's Creek, as far up as Mr. Saltar'i 
Bank, a good and lawful Fence j which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A 



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A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, containing divers Remarks of a Committee 
of the Inhabitants of the upper Part of the County oi Hunterdon, on the Remonftranca 
of the Inhabitants of the Townlhips ofiTrew/o;;, &c. and repeating the former Prayers 
for a Removal of the Court Houfe and Gaol from 1'renton to the Center of the County, 
or for a new County ; which was read^ and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Hezekiah DuJm, fetting forth fundry 
Services on the Frontiers, and praying Recompence therefor; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from fundry Magiftrates, Freeholders and 
Inhabitants of the County of Monmouth, whofe Names are thereto fubfcribed, com- 
plaining of the Mode of Taxation appointed by the late Adl for the Relief of the Poor; 
and praying I'uch Alteration therein, as the Houfe in their Wifdom fliall think proper; 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Ephraim Biggs, fetting forth, that the 
Petitioner has lately been confined in Burlington Prifon on feveral Adions of Debt, by 
certain of his Creditors refiding in Philadelphia ; which Creditors have falfely reported, 
that he removed his Family into New-Jerfey with a Defign to defraud his faid Creditors j 
but he had no fuch Defign, neither did he abfcond ; but to convince the World that he 
is determined to do every Thing in his Power to fatisfy his Creditors, he is and will be 
willino- to deliver up to fuch AlTignees as his Creditors (hall appoint, all and fingular his 
EfFefts, as alfo his Bonds and Book Debts, and fliall give them convincing Proofs, as 
well by Oath as otherwife, that he has afted candidly ; and alfo fetting forth, that he 
has a Wife and Four Children, who will be reduced to great Diftrefs by the Confine- 
ment of his Perfon •, and praying Relief-, which was jead, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

And two Letters were laid before the Houfe, the One from Thomas Clifford, Creditor, 
the other from James Kinfey, Elq ; his Attorney, fetting forth feveral Reafons why the 
Prayer of the faid Biggs's Petition ought not to be granted; which were read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

The feveral Petitions and Remonflrance from //a;?/^r^o;^, for and againfl: removing 
the Court Houfe and Gaol of that County from Trenton to the Center of the County, 
or for^ new County, were again read ; and the Parties for and againft the faid 
Removal attending, were called in, and their feveral Allegations fully heard ; and on 
the Queftion, the Confideration thereof is referred till To-morrow Morning. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning. 

Wednefday, 'June 5, 1765. 

The Houle met. 

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of the Petitions and Remonftrance froni 
Hunterdon, for and againft the Removal of the Court-Houfe and Gaol from Trenton 
to the Center of the County, or for a new County ; and on the Queftion, whether the 
Court Houfe and Gaol fhall be removed from Trenton to the Center of the County, or 
not ? it was carried as follows : 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. IVftheriU, Mr. Diy, Mr. Skinner, Mr. Borden, 

Mr.R. Lawrenct, Mt. Cooper, Ur. John/Ion, Mr. Miller, 

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Keajbey, Mr. John Ogden, Mr. Hart. 

Mr. Fijher, Mr. teaming, Mr. Smith, 

Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Spictr, Mr. J. La-u/rence, 

Mr. fan Giefon, Mr. Reading. Mr. Doughty, 

Ordered, 
That the Petitioners for the Removll, have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

Mr. J. Lawrence, from the Committee appointed laft Seffion to fettle the Trenton 
Barrack Accounts, made the following Report. To which the Houfe agreed. 

I Dr. 



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X5r. '^^e Province of New-Jerfey, to John Allen, 

To fundry Disburfements for building the Barracks at Trenton, per Account and 

Vouchers examined, ...--.--£. 812:07:04 

To Comminions on Ditto, at 5 /?' Cf/?/. 40:12:00 

To Commiffions as Barrack Mailer to December 16, 1763, is four Years and nine 

I Months, a: 10/. per Annutn 

To Ditto from D^ffw^cr 16, 1763, to May I, 1764, at 20/. per Annum. - 

To fundry Disburfements as Barrack Mailer, ..--... 



- 


47 


:io 


00 




T- 


lo 


00 


- 


132: 


'4 


10 


£■ 


1040: 


'4 


02 



N. B. We find by Vouchers produced to us, that Theophilus Se-verm, Efq; has received of the publick 
Money as Commiffioner for building the Barracks, Three Hundred Eighty-five Pounds Sixteen Shil- 
lines, which we find impofiible to fettle at this Time, he having abfconded the Province. 



On a Motion made, 

Mr. Spicer, by Order of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, entitled, A Supplementary 
Aft to the A£t, entitled, An Aft for rejlraining the Burning of the IFocds, Aiarjhes and 
Meadows; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition from John Stevens, Efq; in Behalf of himfelf and others, praying 
Leave to Ihorten and ftraiten Part of the Six Rod Road through this Province, was 
read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 
That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purpofes in their Petition 
mentioned. 

The 



Dr.- Samuel Smith, Efq; Treafurer, to the 

In tlie Sinking 

1760. To Ballance reported this Day to the Council and Afiembly, j^. 2000: 13:06 i- 
J^O'v. zo. To Cafli of Z). 5ct;V>&, on Account of ^tf/7/«^/e» Loan Office 

Deficiency, - - 351:16:06 ▼ 

^.2351:10:00* 

To Calh payable on the Sinking Funds this Year, •viz. 

From. Mcirris anASuJfx, - - 918:09:04 

Gloucejler, _ _ . . l292:o?:io 

Cumberland, - - - 585:09:05^ 

Hunterdon, - ... 2343 :04:0s i 

Salem, .... 1154:13:04 

Burlingtcn .... 2067:00:09 
Cape-May, . . - 2-6:04:013; 



tr 




«637 


:07 


:o6 


To Calh received of D. Coeper, being what was reported to 










be outdancing in the County of Gloucejler, 


. 


- 24 


n 


■07i 


To Cafh of D. Smith, on Account of Burlington Loan Office 










Deficiency, - - 


. 


105 


:oo 


:oo 


176!, To CaHi payable on the Sinking Funds this Year, -i/Zs. 










AoT. 20. Alorris and SuJJix, 


■779:ri:o2j 








Gloucejler, .... 


Icg6:i6:09>. 








Cumberland, . . - - 


4q6: 18:06' 








Hunterdon, - . ' - 


1988:15:11 








Salem, . . . . - 


980:09:071 








Burlington, . -' . - 


1754:09:11 








Capt-May, .... 


234:08:08 


733' 


: 10 


■M 


"~ 




ToCa(b ofD.Smi/lj, In Part of Burlington Loan Ofiice Deficiency, 


220:00:00 








To Ditto of Ditto, - - - ... 


358:03:06 












578 


03 


:o6 




- 




19029 


"9 


03| 

02» 


To Ballance carried to General Account, ' - - 


- 


=6434- 


03 




£■ 


45463 


08 


06 



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Coiiira Cr." 

3y Cafh received of i'izmuir/ 5w//J, Efq; - - - - - . t. • j^. 972:13:00 
Balknce due to John Allm, .._.... 68:01 :t32 

jr. 1040: 14: oz 



We the Committee on puHick AccotnKs,1iave carefully examined the above Account, and Vouchers relat- 
ing thereto, and do find a Ballance due to John /^Uen, Efq; of Sixty Eight Pounds, One Shilling 
and Two-pence, from the Province of Hcui-Jerfy, 

Trenton, April iZ, 1764. HE N D R I C K F I S M E R. 

GEORGE READING. 
JOSEPH BORDEN,jun. 
JOHN LAWRENCE. 



^■Wl^— — ^M^—— I^Lai—BM HUB ■ — — — »— ^— — BM^We^ 



The Petitions from Bergen and Elizabeth-Toivti, for a Road from Bergen Point along 
up the Bay into the Road that leads to Paulus Hook., were read the fecond Time ; and 
on the Queftion, whether the Matter of the faid Petitions be referred to further Confi- 
deration, or that the ufual Order be entered for a Bill to be brought in at next Seflions 
upon Notice ? it was carried for referring. 
Ordered, 

That the Confideration of the fubjed Matter o^ the faid Petitions, be referred to 
further ConfideratLon. 

The Act, entitled, An Aft for the Relief of Infoh-ent Bebiors, was read the fecond 
Time, and committed to Mr. Learning., Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. R. Lanvrence and Mr. 
Cooper. 

Mr. Wetherill., from the' Committee appoanted to fettle the Weftern Treafurer's 
Accounts, made the following Reports. To which the Houfe agreed. 



■«ess 



Province of New-Jerfey : Cr. 

Funds. 

By current Bil's of "Credit cancelled by the Juftices and Freeholders, as per their 

Ceniiicate m May 1761, and burned by the Committees, ~ - • J- 10000:00:00 

By Ditto cancelled by Dicto, as per their Certi.Scate May 1762, and burned by the 

Committees, .-..-... io'o6:02:03 

By Ditto canceled by Ditto, as per Certificate May ij^S' ^^^ burned by the 

Committees, -_.._.._ 12079:02:00 

^y Ditto cancelled by Ditto, as per Certificate May 176^, and burned by the 

Committees ........... 6003:08:0? 

By ditto cancelled by Ditto, as per Certificate May 'T^Sr ^^^ burned by the 

Committees, .----... 7074:16:00 



£■ 45463:08:06 



Dr. 



■( 5<5 ) 

;^j, . Samuel Smith, Efq\ Treafurer, to tie 

In the War 

'760.' To Eallance reported to "the Council and'AfTembly, - - ^- 9335 = '7 ^O)^ 

No-v.22. To ca(h returned by >/;/«rn> 6, • '12 '06* 

To Ditto returned by Reiert Friend Prut, - - " + ■ " , 

To Ditto. Ditto by P. M.</^«^/., ----- \f\\l:'Z 

To Ditto. DiuohyHendrici Fijher !o's-o^ 

To Ditto, Ditto by John HoghlanJ, - - " ' 49 • • J 
To Ditto, Dittohy mll-.amSkeehs, - - - £■ S'^-°^-°\ 
hy Thomas Scattergmd, - - - 2t:ig:ot> 

by Hugh Hartjhorne, - - - H^-O^^oj 

' ^ ^ 216:03:02 

*ToI>lttO, mtohy John Stevfnt, 'i6°,V-7q* 

To ]5mo, Bhto hy Rohert Ogden ' , ' ' ' ' ig'o-'oi' 

,. ToDkto, Dittoby'felfand^^r«/.-».C/<2ri. - - - '3:°^.:°,' 

To Ditto, Ditto by 7s*« S/^-^'"^, , " „ ' r v ' r j- ' ' ^ • 3 • J <• 

To Ditto, Ditto by Charhs Read the B/ll^nce of the Ind.an ,, ■ oc • 02 

Purchafe, and Part of the Ballance of the Indian Treaty, - - 1 7 . 05 . 02 
mIvz's.' To new Money of Thama! Rodman, a Signer, - - <)■] \9.oi:oo 
'Yuneit To Ditto of Ditto, the Remainder of one Moiety of the 

^""''- /. 25000, and /.,:a over. - - - _^754-o^ ,2503 = 02:00 

1762. ,, rr,, -n J - - 1436:00:00 

Mavc. To Ca(h returned by r-«.ofe<wJ?<;afefl«, - 'fJ 
^uilZ, To new Money of Thomas Rodnu.n, a Signer of the hft _^^^^_^^ 

^ ^J-i°'°°°- ' ' ' . ' 8. '39:00:00 



19. ToD.tto, Dmo. - ',05:00:00 

To Ditto, Ditto. - - __5_ j^^^^^ 



00: 00 



Sept. 22, To C2.^Tetnyne&hy Hugh Hartjhorne, ------ ,^9-j6:o0z 

2 J, To Ditto. T>Mto hy Jojeph HolhnJheaJ, - .r^ic-o? 

24, To Ditto, Ditto by Ditto, - - - - ,r,6-ioi. 

To Ditto, Ditto by Thomas Rodman, - - • » 

1763. ^. t > r • - .38:00:00 

7a« 6. To Ditto, Ditto by Jaron Learning, - J 

-yL'/t. TonewMoneyof^.5/«iV-?', inPartofthelaftEmiffion, - 3135:00:00 

iftriut To Ditto of Ditto, oftheEmiflionofZ).««*^'-, 1763, 1500:00:00 

■^ ^' To Ditto Ditto, of the Emiffion in ^/r/A 1764, - 2748:00:00 

ao-/7«ic To Ditto, Ditto, Remainder of the Emiffion of Z)^f£/»(5<r 365:00:00 

>». 18. To Ditto, Ditto. Part of the Emiffion of 1764, - - 1200:00:00 

'/Jn l\ To Ditto, Ditto, the Remainder of one Moiety of the laft 

-^ ^' /. 25000 Emiffion, - - - 8552:02:00 

\ 

Fei. 0. To Ca(h returned by James Parker, Efq; on Account of the 

Province Lotteries, - - - ■ 

lkay2X, To Ditto returned by John Arifon, CommiiTary on the 



17500:02 :0O 
118 : CO : 00 



Frontier Service, 



00: 00 



£. 57730: 15: 09i 



Uj. Samuel Smith, Efi; Treafurer, to the 

Support of 

iVelL°zo. To BaUance reported to the Council and AfTembly, - - ^.2130:11:105 

Ballance carried to the General Account - - - Ii62:i4:icj 



( 3? ) 



Province of New- Jerfcy : 
Funds. 

,1" 5" ByfundryVouchen from No. 149 to No. 309 all examined, allowed 
^^■^9' and endorfed this Day - - 

Balkace cairied to General Account, . _ _ 



Cr; 



j^, 40049:16:06 

17680: 19 :o3i 
^.57730:15:091 



i^MMI^Vta 



Province of New-Jerfey: 

Government. ^ 

By fuhdry Vouchers from No i, to No. 148, allowed andendorfed by the 
Committees, ... 



Cr: 



£. 3295:06:095 



K 



Dr; 



{ 38 ) 



|>R Samuel Smkh, £yjv Trtajuttr^ to tit 

General 

To Bal'ance brought fern the War Fun<ls, ., - - • ^^..17^80 : J•9:-03I■ 

To Ballanccux-Uie TieaLrer's Favour, and for wl>ich he is tobe credited in the ,^. ,. . 

ParlJamciitary Donation Money, when the fame ihall be fettled, - - - 99 1 5 : 1 8 : 09 ' 



|7S96: 



■Memerandum. The following Arrears, as reported in 1760, appear to be flill outftanding ; 

In BurliKgton County, an ok! Arrear in the Loan Ofcce, as per Report in 1753, ^. 18 : 08 : 1 1 

Ditto in Ditto, as per Ditto . . - - - 13:07:02^. 

Ditto Ca/i;-Ma)', in J 738, - - - - - - 04:07' 

^.32:00:09 
An ArreiT in BurlJngloa, as per Report in 175!?, - - » 1:13:03 

Ditto in .S«Ava, as per Ditto, - - - - - - - - 3:00:06 

An Arrear outltanding in Sak/» Loan Office Money, - - . . ^(,^ : 04 : 06 

Deliciency in tt^s/^ri/ca in the /. 6000 Tax in June, 1752, as py Report in 1758, 6:00:00 

Ditto in Ditto, as per Ditto, - - - - - - - - i:ii:09j. 

By Order of the Gommittes, 
Errors excepted, June 5, 1765 . JOHN ST EFE N$, 

JOHN WET HER ILL. 



A Petition was prefented to the Houfefrom Edmond Milne, of Philadelphia, one of 
Ihc Creditors of Roniand Ellis, fetting forth Reafons why the faid Ellis (hould not have 
any Benefic from the Aft of Infolvency now before the Hoiifej which Petition was 
read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Doughty, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, An 
A(5t to enable the Oivners and Pojfejfors of the Meadows hing on Newtown Creek, near 
the Head thereof, in the County of Gloucefter, to repair and maintain a Bank and ether 
Water IFcrks, heretofore erelied and made acrofs the faid Creek, and to keep the former 
Water Courfe of the faid Creek open and clear, reported the fame with fevcral Amend- 
ments thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places ; and 
on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill as amended be engroffed, or not? itpafled in 
the AfRrmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed. 

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe on the Bill for 
Support of Government : After fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refiimed the 
Chair, and Mr. Fifher, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee 
had gone through the faid Bill, and had come toieveral Rcfolutionsj which, by Leave 
of the Houfe, He reported .Tsfollows : 
I. Refolved, 
That in and by faid Bill, when pafled into a Law, there be' paid to his Excellency 
William Franklin^ Efq ; T'oiehe Hundred Pounds per Anmirn, to commence the 
2iftDayof Mayhii; an(i on the"Qoeftion, wli^ther thc HQuie agrees tg laid Svj.ni «• 
■not.' itpaifedin the Affirmative, as follows, viz. ■. ^■ 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 
Mr. Siimier, Mr. Smith, Mr. Wetherill, 
Mr. Johnfton, Mr. J. Laixrence, Mr. R. Laivrence, 
Mr. Anderfon, Mr. 'Bordtn, Mr. Doughy, 

Mr. 7.0^<fifl, ~vr^, 'Mr, Co«/i:<-, ■ Mi-l4«fmg% "."' 

Mr. fij/^er, Mr. ^M^l■, Mr. Sficer, 

Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Keajhcy, Who voted for ^. J 000. 

Mr. I'an Giefon, Mr. Rcaaftri, 

Mr. Dij, ' Mr. Han. ■ %. To 



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province of New- Jerfcy : ^ . ^^.^ 
Account. 

^) Ballance brought from the Sinking Funds, - « » /. 26434: 03 02* 

By Eallance brought from Support of Government, k . . . . . 1162:14-10* 



^.27596: 18: 01 J 






Lv2. To the Honnurable Fredenck Smyth, t^^'Qlmti Juffice of this Colony, Ont 
Hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum. To which the Houfe agreed. 
- 3. Ta theWoiiburabie Cbmles Read, Efq-, Second Juftice of the Supreme Court 
of this Colony,. F^fty Pounds per Annum. To which the Houfe aojreed. 

4. To the-^Hwqurable John, Berrien, Efq-,- Third Juftice of the Supreme Court 
of this Colony, Fifty Pounds per Annum. To which the Houfe ao^reed. 

5. To Cortland Skinner, Elq;- Attorney General of this Colonyf Thirty Pounds per 
Annum. To which the Houle agreed. 

6. To Samuel Smith anci Sitphen Skinner, Efqrs, Treafurers of this Colony, each 
Forty Pounds per Annum. To vvnich the Houfe agreed. . . -. 

7. To Charles Read, Efqv Clerk of the Council, Thirty Pounds per Annum. To 
which the Houfe agreed. 

8. To Jofeph Sherwood, Efq;' Agent of tliis Colony, or to the A^ent for the Time 
bej'pig, appointed tvy the Houfe of Reprefentatives, the Sum of O J Hundred Pounds:, 
per Annum. To which the Houfe agreed. ' ' 

9. To Jofeph Warrell, Efq-, Clerk of the Circpits of this Colony, Twentv Fom^a. 
per Annurii. To which the Houfe agreed. /^ ^'",! ' .,' *" ' ' . 

10. To the Door-keeper oi-xht Coiincii, TVn Tottnds per Anmm.\ To vvhicH the 
Houfe agreed. . w. 1 ,, 

11. To his Excellency IVilUmi Franklin, Efq-, Sixty Pounds per Annum, for B-Ouk. 
Rent ; provided he makes Perth- Amhoy or Burlington the Place of his Refidence. Ta 
which the Houfe agreed. . ' ■ -- 

12. To the Honourable Frederick Smyth, Efq; Chief Juftice, the Sum of ;^. 87',^, 
in full of his Salary, from the Date of iiis Commiffion, to the i'lft of May laft;. To, 
which the Houfe agreed. •' • 

13. To the Honourable Charles kead, Efq; Second Juftice of the Supreme Court, 
of this Colony, £. 27-1-8, in full of his Salary from the Sixth Day of November laft,, 
to the Twen{y-fidl: Day of May laft. To which the Houfe agreed. 

■ 14. To any one of the Juftices of the Supreme Court, for attending Circuit Courts, and 

Courts of Oyer and Terminer, in the Manner prefcribed by faid Aft, ,the Sum of Ten, 

P(?«Wj for each Time. To which the Houfe agreed. , 

15. To each- of the Council for the Time they may attend at any Sitting of General 

Affembly, within-the Time, Six Shillings per Diem. To which the Houfe agreed. ,, , 

16. To^ 



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,^6. To Richard Smith, one of the Clerks of the iHoufe of R^prefentatives, or any 
"other Clerk for his Attendance, the Sum of 'Ten Shillings per Diem-, alfo Four Pence 
per Sheet, reckoning 90 Words to the Sheet, for entering the Minutes fair in the 
Journal, and Copying the Laws and Minutes for the Printer ; and to the faid Richard 
Smith, theSumof Fifteen Pounds, for Pen, Ink and Paper, and hiring Clerks to for- 
ward the Bufinefs of this Seflion. To which the Houfe agreed. 

1 7. To the Secretary, for copying the publick Laws to fend home to England, during 
the Continuance of faid Aft, Four Pence ^cv S\\&&z, reckoning 90 Words to the Sheet. 
To which the Houfe agreed. 

18. To each of the Treafurers of this Colony, 5/x P^wc? per Pound, for exchanging 
rao-ged and torn Bills of Credit ; alfo to each of the faid Treafurers ^. 15, for their 
extraordinary Services. To which the Houfe agreed. 

19. To James Parker, or any other Printer, for printing the Laws and Minutes, 
fuch Sums as John Johnjlon, Hehdrick Fijher, John JVetherill, John Hoghland, John 
Ogden, Daniel Doughty, and John Lawrence, Efqrs, or any two of them, Ihall agree 
to be paid for the fame. To which the Houfe agreed. 

20. To the Serjeant at Arms for the Time being, who fhall attend the Council, 
the Sum of Three Shillings per Diem. To which the Houfe agreed. 

21. ITo the Serjeant at Arms, who fhall attend the Houfe of Reprefentatives, the 
Sum of Three Shillings per Diem. To which the Houfe agreed. 

22. To the Door-Keeper of the Houfe of Reprefentatives, for the Time being, 
who fhall attend in Manner aforefaid, the Sum of Three Shillings and Six Pence per 
Diem. To which the Houfe agreed. 

23. To Samuel Smith, Efq-, to i^vf J ofeph Sherwood., Efxj; Agent of this Colony, 
thirty Pounds ^ttrWng per Year, for petty Expences, for each of the Years 1761, 

1762, 1763, 1764, and 1765; what he has already received thereof to be reckoned 
in Part of the fame. To which the Houfe agreed. 

24. To the Secretary, for Expences to this Time, in full of his Account, Thirty 
Seven Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Two Pence. To which the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine b'Clock T6-Morrow Morning. 

Thurfday, June 6, 1765'. 

The Houfe met. 

A MelTage from the Governor. 

* Gentlemen, 
< TN all of His Majefty's Governments in America, which have been fettled fbr any 
Length of Time, a Houfe is provided at the publick Expence for the Refidence 

• bf the Governor, except in this Colony. And though no Building has been yet 

• ere<5led here for that Purpofe, it feems plain by the Words Of the annual Support Ads, 

• that it was never the Intention of the AfTembly of this Province to let the Governor 

• be put to any Expence for the Want of fuch Building. . The Words I allude to are 

• thefe, viz. " And whereas it is neceffary that the prefent Governor fhould be provided 
'* with a Houfe to live in until one fhall be provided for that Purpofe, Be it enafted by the 
*' Authority aforefaid. That there fhall be paid to His Excellency, 6cc. Sixty Pounds 
•' per Annum for Houfe Rent, provided he makes Amboy or Burlington the Place of his, 
•' Refidence." 

* On my Arrival I was obliged to remain a confiderable Time in very iriconvenienC 

• Lodgings. There was no Houfe any ways fuitable to be hired at Amboy; and at Bur-. 

• lington there was none other than the one wherein I no\y re.fide -, which I with Difficulty 

• (as is well known to fome of the Members of your Houfe) obtain'd for the Rent 

• allowed by the Province, and on Condition that I would moreover be at the Expence 

• of all Repairs. It is true, 1 was offered, by private Perfons, in cafe I would refide in 

• another Place, to be furnifhed with a handfome Houfe in compleat Order, with many 

• bther NecefTaries, clear of all Expence; but as it appeared, by the. Ads beforemen- 

• tioned, to be the Inclination of the AfTembly, that the Governor fhould dwell in one 

• br other of the Capitals, I would not confent to the Propofal, nor to feveral other of 

• the like Kind which were made to me. I therefore agreed to pay the Rent demanded ; 

* but 



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■« but before I could move into the Hoiife, and afterwards, I was under the Ncceffity of 

* cxpendi-ny a coniiderable Sum in Repairs. I have not, however, made any that were 
' unneceflaTy, nor indeed all thac 1 ihould have thought requifue for the Accommoda- 
' tion of my'Famiiy, if the Houle hau been my own, or if it had been let to me on a 

' longer Leafe. ■ i • i 

' Now, as I had not the ufual 3lim allowed to a Governor on his Arrival, which was 
« o-snera!!v fj He. en: to defray njtonly thi Expence of his Vojage, but to repair a 

* HoiiieforhisRefidence; and as no Governor in any of the King's Colonies where a 
' Houle is provided by the Publick, is ever put to the Expence of keeping fuch Houfe 
' in Repair, I hope it will not be thought improper to lay before you an Account of 

* die Money I have expended in repairmg the Houfi in which I now refide. 

' If it fnould be urged, that iho' 1 did not receive the ufual Sum on my Arrival, yet 
' an Addition was m.ade to my Salary ; I would juft obferve, that it will be upwards of 
' Three Years from, my firft coming into the Province befdre that Addidon will put me 

* on an equal Fooung with form,er Governor? ; and that itishkewife no Ways propor- 
' tioned to the encreafed Expence of Living as Governor in this Province, nor to the 
' encreafed Abilities of the People, Ilnce the original Salary was firft eftablifiied. 

' After all. Gentlemen, as it is my fix'd Intention never to afk any Thing of you but 
' whnt, if I was myfelf one of the Reprefcntatives of the People, 1 Ihould think it my 
« Duty to orant ; fo' if upon due Confideration of the Matter you fhould be of Opinion, 
'that the "province can, confiftent with Honour, refufe to pay the Account now. 

* exhibited, I am, far from defiring it. - 

BurUngtcn, June i, 1765. W. FRANKLIN.^ , 

And die laid Meflage arid Account therein mentioned, were read ; and on the 
Queftion, whether the faid Account or any Part thereof, be allowed ornot ? it paffed 
in the Negative. 

That the Biil'for Support of Government, as reported and agreed to, be engrofled. 

Mr. Reading, in Purfuance of Leave, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable 
the Jujikes and chofen Freeholders of the County of Hunterdon, to erea a neiij and con- 
venient Court-Houfe and Gaol in faid County; which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. ' ' 

It appearing by the Teftimoriy of Jacob Stohs, that he had ferved Ifaac Coopir 
with Notice to appear and make his Objeaions, according to. the Order of the Houfe j 

and no Obiedions being made, 

Mr Cooper by Order of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, entided, A Supplement to an 
Aa paffed in ]he Firfi Tear of Ktng George the nird, intitled. An A<et for budding 
and mnintainin'^ a Bridge over Cooper'i Creek, and rebuilding and maintaimng other 
Brid-res on the 9reat Roads from Burhngton County to Qoo^tx's Ferries ; and keeping the 
ne'v/Rcad from Bmhngwn to the faid Ferries in Repair; which was read, and ordered 
a fecond Reading. 

Mr R Ld-Ji^renc', from the Cbmriiittee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. 
An m to explain and amend an A£f, entitled, A Supplementary AH toih^ AA, entitled. 
An ^7 to regulate the Size of Traps, ^c. .and to prohibit the Watching -xith a Gun 
in the Nivht 'Time, and other Purpofes therein mentioned ; reported the faid Bill with 
fcveral Amendments ther^ov and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their 
Places and the Bill further amehded in the Houfe -, and on the Queftion, whether the 
faid Bill as amended be engrofled or not ? it paffed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be engroffea. 

The Bill, entitled, An Acl to enable the Rev. Mr. Colih Campbell, /^^ prefent lienor 
of Saint Nhrfs Chnrch in Burlington, with the Church -Wardens and Veftry-Menvf faid 
Church, or the major Part cfthcm, to fell ^Ttvo Hundred and Si:c^ Acres of Lc^d in 
Somerfet C.««/v, devifed to the Miniftry of faid Church- and to enable rruflees to put the 
fame to Inter eji: until a convenient Glebe can be pur chafed near the fatd Church , and .other 
Purpofes therein mentioned; was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Fijher^^nd 
Mr. Bcrdcn. L 



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. 'the fevei-al Petitions oiThomas Powell, and his Creditors, Asrcre tead the fecond 

Time. 

Ordered., 
That the Parties be heard before the Houfe, on the fubjeft Matter of their Petitions, 

To-morrow Mor;iing. , 

- The Bill, entitled. An Aft appointing Ccnmmiff.cmrs to take Care cf, and Let the 
Barracks ereacd intbis Colony oj New-Jertey, at fuch Times as the fame fball net bt 
needed for the Ufe of Soldiers ; and to fell fuch Articles therein contained as are perifkable, 
md have been pnrchafed at the Expence of the fcid Colony ; was read the fecond Time, 
and committed to Mr. IVetberiil and Mr. Fifl:icr. 

The Bill, entitled, An Aft to repair the puklick Roads in the Townfoip cf Chefter- 
field, by a Tax on the hihalitants of the fame ; was read the fecond Time, and 
committed to Mr. Cooper and Mr. Keaficy. 

The Petition from Robert Pearfcn, and others, for making a Part of Delaware 
River a lawful Fence i was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 
That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill at the next Seffion of General 
A^flembly ; provided Notice of their Application and this Order, be inferted in the 
\- ,Pe?2!!fylvania Gazettee, at leall Six Weeks before the faid Seffion, and no reafonable 
Objections fl-iall then be made againft the fame. 

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee appointed to confer with a Committee of the 
Council, on the Expediency and Means of fliorcning the Poft Roads in this Province i 
reported, that the faid joint Committees had met fcveral Times in free Conference, 
and had mutually agreed to make the following Report, viz. 

* The Committees appointed by both Houfes, to confer on the Expediency and 

' Means of fliortning the Poft Roads' of this Province, after feveral Conferrences, 

' agreed to the following Report, viz. 

,,' The joint Committees are unanimoufly of Opinion, that it will be highly bene- 

/* ficial to this Province, to ftraiten the Great Roads through it; and particulary that 

' there be a ftrait Road from Burlington to Borden-Tcwn ; from thence a ftrait Road 

* to Cr anbury ; and from thence a ftrait Road to the Ferry-Houle oppofite to Perth- 

* Amboy ; alfo that the Road be made ftrait from Trenton to Prince-To'xn ; thence to 

* Kingftcn ; thence to Brunfaick, and thence ftrait to Elizabeth-Town : Alfo that the 
' Road be made ftrait trom Borden-Town to Trenton, and from Borden-Tcwn to 

• ' * Kingflon, and from Brmifztick to Perth- Amboy ; and from Perth- Amboy to Elizabeth- 
' T'c't.7?z, through IVocdbridge; or at leaft fo near ftrait Lines as the Nature of the 

* Country, and of the Rivers and Streams, will admit of. 

■' V'^*- And itis propofed to the Houfe of Aflembly, that Commiffioners be appointed 

* to furvey and run out, the feveral Roads beforementioned ; that they carefully view 

* the Nature of the Country through which they pafs, the Fitnefs of the Soil for Roads, , 
' and the Streams over which Bridges ftiould be erected, to make the Roads commodious : ^ 

* And that the faid Commiffioners do report their Opinion thereon, to the Houfe, ac 
- * their next, Seffion ; with an Account of the Practicability of the Road, according 

* to thofe ftrait Lines •, or with fuch Alterations ot the ftrait Lines, as they may think 
' will make the-Roads more pracSiicable ; with an Eltimate of the Expence of the 

-- * Whole, and of the feveral Parts thereof •, and alio of the Damage it may occafion 

* to any Perfon, through whofe Lands it may pals, 

' It is alfo propofed to the Houfe of Aftembly, in order to eftablilh a Fund for 

< defraying the Expence of making thefe Roads, or fuch of them as fhall hereafter be 

;r 'tagreed to; that One, Two, or Three yearly Lotteries be ercdted, the Profits of 

•y*. which to be placed in the Treafury, or in the Hands of Commiffioners; and alfo 

* that thefe Commiffioners be impov/ered to receive Donations ; and all the Monies fo 
' laifed or received, to be applied for thofe Purpofes, and the Commiffioners be made 

* accountable for the fame.' 
Junt 5, 1765. * By Order of the Committees, 

Stirling, for the Council. 

CoRT. Sk'iVner, fertheCommittHoftbt Affcmily. 

And 



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And the fml Report was read j and on the Queftion, whether a Commhtee (hall be 
appointed to bring in a Bill, appointing CommifTioners to fiirvcy, run out, and report 
a Suite of the Roads above-mentioned ? it was Citrried in the Affirmative. 

Ordered, . . 

That Mr. Skhmer and Mr. J. Lawrence, be a Committee to bring in a CiW 

accordingly. 

Mr. Skimur according to Leave, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Afl to alter fo 
much of the Road leading from Elizabeth-Town, to the Point commonly called Elizabeth- 
Town Point, as goes through the Point Tra£t, and laying out a fir ait Road through the 
fame ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P.M. 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Fifher, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled, An Aft to enable the 
Reverend Mr. Colin Campbell, the prefent RcSior of Saint Mary'j Church in Burlington, 
■with the Church-lFardens and Vefiry-Mm of faid Church., or the major Part of them, to 
fell Tivo Hundred and Six Acres of Land in Somerfet County, devifed te the Miniflry of 
faid Church; and to enable Truftees to put the fame to Intereft, until a convenient Glebe 
can be pur chafed near the faid Church ; and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was com- 
mitted, reported the fame with one Amendment; and the faid Bill was read, and the 
Amendn-.ent in it's Place ; and on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill as amended be 
cngrofied or not ? it pafTed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill aS amended, be engrofTed. 

The engrofied Bill, entitled, An Aft to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of the Mea- 
dows lying on Newtown Creek, near the Head thereof, in the County of Glouceftcr, ta 
repair' and maintain a Bank, and other IVater Works, heretofore ereSed and made acrofs 
the faid Creek, and to keep the former Water Courfe of the faid Creek open and clear, 
was read and compared 5 and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An AA to explain and amend an ASf, entitled, A Sup« 
elementary Aa to the Aft, entitled. An yfi? to regulate the Size of Traps, Wf. and 
to prohibit the watching with a Gun in the Night Time, and other Purpofes therein 
mentioned; was read and compared ; and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, ., -. ^ 

That Mr. Cooper and Mr. Keajhey, do carry the faid Bills to the Council tor Con- 
currence. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Rowland Ellis, controverting fome of 
theFafts fet forth in Edmond Milne's Petition preferred to this Houfe; and praying 
that the Petitioner may not be debarred the Benefit of the Infol vent Aft ; which was 
read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr Skinner from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill from the Council, 
entitled ■ An het for the Prefervation of Fijh inthe RiverDdz^^rt; and to preventthe 
Obfiru^ions in the Navigation thereof, reported the faid Bill without any AmendiT«ht j 
and the faid Bill was read ; and on the Queftion, whether the fame be agreed to or not,, 
it was carried in the Negative, as follows, viz. „ , ^ ^ m a v <; 

YEAS YEAS. NAYS. „, ^ 

Ut Skinner, Mr. Cooper, Mr. IVefhcnll, ff'^'^',, 

Mr 7ch2n, Mr. Mdler. Mr. R. Laurence, Mr. Doughty, 

Ur-lold.n, Mr.Keafiey, Mr. Anderfon, ^f-^f'T^' 

Mr. J. Laurence, Mr. Eoghland Mr. Hart. 

Mr. Borden, , MuVanG.cfon, 

Ordered, l>^ 

That the faid Bill do lie on the Table. . *^"" 



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■■{^r.'Cooper reported, that Mr. X^^O" ^^^ h'"^^^'^ delivered the Ellis with tliem 
entrufted, to Mr. P^.rker, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

The Bill, entitled, Jn Aft for buildir.g a Court Houfe and Gael in the Comty of Mid- 
dlefex, was read the iecond Time, and committed to Mr. F^^.r, Mx. Borden and Mr. 

Hart, 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'clock To-morrow Morning. 

Friday-, June 7, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 
A Letter was laid before the Houfe, direfted to the Sneater, from the Rev^ Nathan 
Ker, oi Elixo.beth.T:own, informing the Houfe, that when he returned, he found the 
poor Lady mentioned in his Petition, mourning bitterly her unhappy Fortune; and he 
making to her Propofals of Separation, flie told h.m, that if they muft feparate akho 
to her ft was like Death, fhe would leave the Terms to him -. ^nd that upon the W hole, 
her Behaviour was fuch as excited his tendereft Companion eipecially when he confi- 
dered what an artful Man feduced her-, and her Polture, her Looks and Entreaties were 
fuch, as. renders him incapable of proceeding-, and praying Leave to withdraw his 
Petition -, which Letter was read j 

Ordertd, , 
That he- hav£ Liberty to withdraw his Petition. 

The Bill, entitled, A Supplement to an An paffed in the firfl Tear of KtngGcoigt 
the Third, entitled. An Aft for building and marntaining a Bridge over Cooper s Creek 
and rebuilding and maintaining other Bridges en the great Roads from Burlington Coun.y 
to Coo^zr^ s Ferries; and for keeping the new Road from Burlington tothefcMjes 
in Repair, was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Miller and Mr. Keafbey 

Mr. Fifhtr, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, yf« AcT: 
appointing Commiffwners to take Care of and Let the Barracks erefed ,n this Colony of 
l^ew- Jerfey, at fuch Times as the fame fhall not be needed for the hfe of Soldiers -and to 
fell fuch Articles therein contained as are periJJ^alle, and have been piirchafedat the Expence^ 
cf the faid Colony, reported the fame with feveral Amendments thereto-, and the faid 
Bill was read -. and the "Amendments in their Places, and additional Amendments made 
in the Houfe; and on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill as amended be engrolTed, or 
not.^ it pafTed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled. , . . 

■ The en-roffed Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Reverend Mr Co\\nCzxn^pht\\ 
the frefent\e£for of Saint Mary V Ch'urch in Burlingten, u'ith the Church fjrdens and 
Veftry-Men of faid Church, or the major Part of them, tofellT'ivo Hundr^ and^Six 
Acres of Land in Som^rkt County, devifed to the Minijuy of faid Church ■, and to enable 
Truflees to put the fame to Inter eft, until a convenient Glebe can be purchajcd near the 
faid Church; and other Purpofes therein mentioned ; was read and compared ; and on 
the Queftion, 

- JRefolved, 
j^ That the fame dopafs. 

That m.'j.Lri'xreme and ^Borden, do carry the faid Bill to the Council for 
Concurrence, 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to alter fo much of the Road leading from El'^beth- 
Town, to the Point co-mmonly.. mlled Elizabeth-Town Point as goes through the Traff 
called the Point Tran, and laying out a ftrait Road through the fame; was read the 
fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Johnfton and Mr. J. Ogden. , 

According to Order of Yefterday, Thomas Powell andfomeof his Creditors attend- 
ing, wcrccatledin, and their levcral Allegations fully heard-, a.^d on tne Queltion, 
the Confideration thereof is referred till the Afternoon. 



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A MefTaoefrom the Council by Mr. Stevens, informing the Houfe, that the Couricil 
have madelbndry Amendments to the Bill, entitled, y^n Aft/or laying out a Road front 
Newark in tht County of Effex, to the publuk Read leading from Bergen-Point, to 
Paulus-Hook, on Hudlon'j Rtver, &c. to which they dclired the Concurrence 
oi' this Houfe : And Mr. Stevens alfo brought the faid Bill and Amendments. 

A Petition was prcfented to the Houfe from James Brooks, Efq-, Sheriff oF 
Middlefcx County, fetting forth, that the Petitioner arrefted Peter Ten Eyck, for cori- 
fiderable Sums, for which the faid Peter procured no Bail •, but contrary to the Petiti- 
oner's Expeftation, abfconded and kept in the County of Somerfet; that the Petitioner 
upon diligent Enquiry^ found and apprehended the faid Peter, who made his Efcape 
when within a few Miles of the Gaol at Perth- Amboy ; fince which the Petitioner hath 
in vain offered a Reward, and uf^d every Means to have him apprehended ; and now 
finds that the faid Peter is fued and in Gaol in 5c?wr/>/ County, from whence he has 
prayed to be relieved by the Legiflature ; to which the Petitioner has no other Objec- 
tion, than that it may affecl him, and Judgment may be had againft him for the 
Efcape, unlefs particular Provifion be made to fccu re the Petitioner from fuch Suits :-- 
The Petitioner relies on the Juftice and Equity of the Legiflature, and has no Doubt 
but that when they extend Mercy to the Diftreffed, they will not involve an innocent 
Man in the like Calamities they intended to relieve ; which was read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three P. M. 

The Houfe niet. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Juflices and chofeH Freeholders of the 
County of Hunterdon, to ereSt anew and convenient mourt Houfe and Gaol in the faid 
County ; WHS read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Spicer and Mr. Cooper. 

Mr. Miller, froiti the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, A 
Supplement to an Aa paffed in the Firfi Tear of King George the Third, entitled. An Aft 
for building and maintaining a Bridge over Cooper'j Creek, and rebuilding and maintaining 
ether Bridges on the great Road from Burlington County to CooperV Ferries ; and for 
keeping the new Road from BurWngtoh to the faid Ferries in Repair; reported the fame 
with feveral Amendments thereto -, and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments 
in their Places ; and on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill as amended be engroffed 
or not ? it palTed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended be engroffed. 

The Bill, entitled. Ah A61 for granting a Bounty upon the raifing of Flax andHemp; 
and planting of Mulberry Trees in this Colony for raiftng of Raw Silk; was read the 
fecond TimCj and committed to Mr. Miller and Mr. Borden. 

Mr. Johnfton, from the Cotiimittee towhonti the Bill, entitled. An Aft to alter fo 
much of the Road leading from Elizabeth-Town to the Point commonly called Eliza- 
beth-Town Point, Us goes through the TraSi called the Point Tra£l, and laying out a 
trait Road through the fame, was committed -, reported the fame without any 
Amendment; and the faid Bill was read, and on the Queftion, agreed to, and ordered 
to be engroffed. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for laying out a Road from Newark, in the County of 
Effex, to 'the publick Road leading from Bergen Point to Paulus Pook, on Hudfon'.f 
River, in the County of Bergen; and for the ere£fing and eftabliflAng Ferries acrofs tht 
Rivers Paffaick and Hackinfack ; was read, and the Council's Amendments thereto 
in their Places ; and on the Queftion, whether the Houfe agrees to the faid Amendments 
or not ? it was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended be re-engroffed. 

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Mr. F/)^vr, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. Ah Aft fer building i 
Court Houfe and Gaol in the County of Mitldlefex, was committed ; reported the fame 
with fiindry Amendments thereto -, and the i'aid Bill was read, and tlie Amendments irt 
their Places j and on the Queftion, vviiei;her the laid Bill as amended be engrolTed or , 
not ? it was carried ii the Aifirmative. 



YEAS. 


YE.AS. 


NAYS. 


NAYS. 


Mr. U'ethenll, 


Mr. Doughty, 


Mr. Skinner, 


Mr. Borden, 


Mr. R. Laurence, 


Mr. Cooper, 


Mr. Johnfton, 


Mr. MilUr, 


Mr. Fijher, 


Mr. Kcajbcy, 


Mr. Andcrfott, 


Mr. Learning. 


Mr. Hoghlaiid, 


Mr. Spker, 


Mr. J. Ogdm, 




Mr. Van Gie/on, 


Mr. Reading, 


Mr. Smith, 




Mr. Dty. 


Mr. Hart. 


Ml'. J. Lawrence, 




Ordered, 








That the faid Bill as amended be engrofTed. 







yix. J.Lawrence, from the Committee appointed for that Purpole, brought in a 
Bill, entitled, An Ad: for appointing Ccmnujjioners to view the Ground., and repcrt to 
the next Seffion of General Ajfembly, of the PraSlicability of laying out firait Roads 
through certain Parts of the Province of New- Jerley, and for eftabliflnng a Fund to 
defray the Expence of the fame 5 which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning. 

Saturday, ^une 8, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 

Tfie eng'Tofled Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Support of Government of his Mafefifi 
Colony of New-Jerfey, to commence the Twenty-firfi Day of May, One Tboufand Seve» 
Hundred and Sixty-five, and to end the Twenty-firfl Bay of May, One 'Tboufand Seven 
hundred and Sixty-fix ; and to difcharge the publick Debts and contingent Charges tbereofy 
"was read and compared -, and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, Nemine Contradicente., 

That the fame do pafs. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled. Ah Kdi to alter fo much of the Road leading from 
feiizabeth-Town to the Point commonly called Elizabeth-Town Point, as goes through 
the Point TraSi, and laying out a firait Road through thefame ; was read and compared ) 
and on the Queftion, 

Refolved, 
• That the fame do pafs. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Skinner, Mr. J. Lawrence, Mr. Bcrden, and Mr. J. Ogden, do carry the 
Yaid Bills to the Council for Concurrence. 

Mr. Miller; from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Aft for granting itt 
Bounty upon the raifing of Flax and Hemp, and planting of Mulbeny Trees in this Colony 
forraifmg of Raw Silk, was committed ; reported the fame, with feveral Amendments 
^thereto •, and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places -, and the Bill 
■further amended in the Houfe ; and on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill as amended 
.Ije engroflfed or not ? it pafled in the Affirmative;*. : ,,..,,' . .■_ 

YEAS. YEAS. " 5J' A Y S. NAYS. 

Mr. Skinner, Mr. Borden, Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. Learning, 

Mr. Johnpn, Mr. Cooper, . ^ Mr. Fijher, Mr. Spiiir, 

Mr. Wetheritl, Mr. M;7/-•^' ' ' Mr. tioghland, 

'' ■' Mr. Jnder/on, M:. Keajbey, Mr. fan Gie/an, 

':■'■ . Mr. 7. Ogden, Mr. Reading, Mr. Dey, 

C I ; .iVIr. Smith, Mr. Har/. Mr. Deughlj. 

Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended be engroffed. 

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee co whom was committed the Bill, entitled, Au 
Aift to repair the publick Roads in the Townfloip of Chefterfield, by a Tax on the 

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Inhabitants of the Jame^ reported the fame wkKfeveral Amendments thereto; and this 
faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places ; and on the Queftion, whether 
the faid Bill as amended be engroflcd or not ? it paffcd in the Affirmative. 
Ordered^ 
That the faid Bill as Amended be engroffed. 

"Mt. Skinner reported, that the other Members and himfelf, delivered the Bills with 
them intrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. iJw/,'^, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, ^« Adt 
fcr preventing Frauds by Mortgages which Jhall be made and executed dfter the Firji Day 
«/ January, 1766; reported the fame wich feveral Amendments thereto; and the faid 
Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places, and the Bill further amended in 
the Houfe ; and on the Quellion, whether the faid Bill as amended be engrolTed or not ? 
it palTed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended be ehgrofTed. 

Mr. J. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Borden and himfelf, delivered the Bill with 
them intruded, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

A Mefiage from the Council by Mr. Smth, as follows : 

' Ordered, CoimcU-Chamier, Jkn* t, 1 7 65. 

* That Mr. Smith do acquaint the Houfe of Aflembly, that the Bills, entitled. An 
' Aft to naturalize John Houze, Peter Hendrick Striepcrs, and others i An A&for 

* building and maintaining a Draw-Bridge over Raccoon Creek, near tbe Mouth thereof i 

* &c. And An A<51 to conjiitute and make Croflwicks Creek a goad and lawful Fence^ 

* &c. have pafied this Houfe this Day, without Amendment. 

' By Order of the Houfe, 

J. Read, D. Clerk. 

Tht engrort*ed Bill, entitled. An Aft to repair the publick Roads in the Townfhip of 
Chcfterfield, in the County of Burlington, by a Tax on the Inhabitants of tbe fame ; was 
read and compared ; and on the Queftion, • 

Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered^ 
That Mr. Borden and Mr. Keajhey, db Carry the faid Bill to the Council for Con- 
currence. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, and read, from the Owners of the Meadowi 
©n the Creek furrounding the Ifland of Burlington, commonly called the Lower-Sluice 
Company, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to regulate the faid Meadows. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

"Whereupon Mr. 5»»//i6, on their Behalf, brought in a Bill, entitled, A Supplementary 
Aft to feveral former A£}s of this Province, for enabling the Owners, Proprietors and Pof- 
feffors of the Meadows on Burlington Creek, including Chriftopher WetherillV, Jofeph 
NobleV, and fuch Part of Daniel Smith'j, as formerly belonged to his Father Daniel 
Smith, deceafed, and extending from thence to the Lower-Sluice Bank, called and known 
by the Name of the Lower-Sluice Company, to fupport and maintain the Banks, Sluices and 
Flood-Gates already made, ereSt and make fuch new Ones as may be neceffary fer draining 
the faid Meadozvs ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

On a Motion made^ 
Ordered, 

That Mr. John Lawrence have Leave to bring in a Bill, to prevent Obftruftions in 
the River Delaware, above the Flowing of the Tide. 

Whereupon Mr. Lawrence brought in the faid Bill accordingly j which was read,J 
and ordered a fecond Reading. Ordered^ 



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Vfdered, 
That Mr. Fijher, Mr. Miller, Mr. R. Lawrence, and Mr. Hart, be a Committee to 
prepare the Draught of an Anfwer to his Excellency's MelTage of Ihurjday laft. 

The Bill, entitled, A Supplementary A5} to the A5t, entitled. An Aift for preventing 
the Wafte of 'Timber, Pine and Cedar Tree's and Poles within this Province of New-Jcrfcy, 
afid to lay a Duty upon all Pipe and Hogfliead Staves exported out of the fame, to any of the 
neighbouring Colonies ; was read the fetond Time, and committed to Mr. Smith and Mr. 
Wetherill. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morriing, Nine o'Clock. 

MONDAY, June 10, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An h-Si for granting a bounty upon the raijirg of Flav 
and Hemp, and planting of Mulberry frees in this Colony for raifing of Raw Silk ; was 
read arid corripared ; and on the Queftion ; 
Refolved, 

That the fame do pafs. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An A(5b for preventing Frauds by Mortgages which fhall 
ie made and executed after the Firfi Day of January, 1766; was read and compared j 
and on the Queftion ; 
Refolved, 

That the fame do pafs. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An AO: appointing Cofnmifftoners to take Care of, and let 
the Barracks erected in this Colony of New-Jerfey, at fuch Times as the fame foall not be 
needed for the Ufe of Soldiers ; and to fell fuch Articles therein contained as are perifhabUy 
end have been purchafed at the Expence of the faid Colony ; was read and compared ; arid 
on the Queftion \ 
Refolved, 

That the fame do pafs. 

The engroflTed Bill, entitled, A Supplement to an ASipaffed in the Firfi Tear of King 
George the Third, entitled. An Aft for building and maintaining a Bridge over CooperV 
Creek, and rebuilding and maintaining other Bridges on the great Roads from Burlington 
County to Cooper's Ferries ; and for keeping the new Road from Burlington te the faid 
Ferries in Repair ; was read and compared i and on the Queftion ; 
Refolved, 

That the fame do pafs. 
Ordered^ 

That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Keafbey do carry the faid Bills to the Council for 
Concurrrence. 

The Bill, re-ingrofled, with the Council's Amendments, entitled. An Ad: for laying 
mt a Road from Newark, in the County bf Eflex, to the publick Road leading from Ber- 
gen Point to Paulus Hook, on Hudfon'j River, in the County of Bergen ; and fcr erect- 
ing and efiablifhing Ferries acrofs the Rivers Paflaick and Hackinfack ; was read and 
compared •, and on the Queftion j 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Keafbey do carry the fame to the Council. 

The Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Aft to fever al former Alts of this Province, for 
enabling the Owners, Proprietors and Pofjeffors of the Meadows on Burlington Creek, &c. 
was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Jchnjlon. 

A Petition was prcfented to the Houfe, from John Williams, late a Serjeant in the 
New-Jerfey Troops, fetting forth. That in the great Storm which happ;fned laft Year 
on Lake Ontario^ the Petitioner's right Thumb was very much bruifea and ftiattered» 

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whereby he is rendered incapable of getting his Bread, and praying Relief; and a Cer- 
tiiiiatetrom Captain Dayton wzs prefented, confirming the Fadl therein mentioned; 
both which were read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The feveral Petitions from Cumberland for and againft the Suppreflion of the Fairs 
at Greenwich, were read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, whether the Prayer 
ot the Petitioners for the Suppreffion, be granted or not? Ic was carried in the Affir- 
mative, Nemine Contradicente. 
Ordered, 

That they have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

The Petition from Salem, for a Revival of their Fairs, was read the fecond Time ; 
and on the Queftion, whether the Prayer of the Petitioners fliall be granted or not ? ic 
was carried in the Negative, Nemine Contradicente. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petition do lie on the Table. 

Thrn the ieveral Petitions, for fupprefTing the Fairs at Burlington, were read the fc- 
cond Time, and it being motioned, that the Corporation of that Place now had it 
under Confideration, to effectually regulate the Abufes complained of. 
Ordered, 

That a Bill be brought in next SelTion, for a general Suppreffion of Fairs throughout 
the Province, if it then appears, that effectual Meafures have not in the Interim been 
fallen upon, to remedy the Abufes attending them, relating to private Drinking-houfes, 
or any Strong-drink being fold, otherwife than by licenfcd Taverns, Gaming and 
Horfe Racing. 

Mr. John Laurence repcrted, that Mr. Keajhey and himfelf had delivered Five 
Bills with them entrulled, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Spicer, in Behalf of the Petitioners for fupprefTing Greenwich Fairs, brought in 
a Bi!!, entitled. An Aft to fupprefs Fairs in the Town of Greenwich; which was 
read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M, 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Van Giefon, by Leave of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Aft to 

prevent Wajle from being committed upon the Common Lands allotted to the Patent of Sea- 
caucus, in the Corporation cf Bergen ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition of Charles Read, Efq; for Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him to 
build a Dam over Batflow Creek, in the County of Burlingtcn^ was read the fecond 
Time, 

Ordered, • . 

That the Petitioner have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

The Petition of John Efell, for Leave to bring in a Bill to enable him to ereft Si 
Dam acrofs Atjion Creek, in the County of Burlington, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 
That the Petitioner have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

Mr. Skinner, in Purfuance of Leave, brought in a Bill, entitled, An Aft to enable 
the Proprietors and Owners of the Meadows o« EfTifconck or Birch Creek, to deeptn and 
widen the faid Creek, from an old Mill Dam formerly owned by Job Lippincott, to the 
Forks, and from thence up the South or Matacopenny Branch, as far as the upper Part 
of Barker'^ Land, and up the North or Petticoat Branch, as far as the Head of Black'j 
Place, occupied by Benjamin Gibbs ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for regulating the PraSlice of the Law, and other Pur- 
fofes therein-mentioned ; was read the fecond Time, and committed to a Committee of 
the whole Houfe. 

A MelTage from the Council by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houfe, that the Bill, 
entitled. An Aft to enable the Owners and Pcfjefforsof the Meadows lying on Newtowa 
Crak^ mar the Head thereof^ in the County of Gloucelter, l^c. The Bill, entitled. An 

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Ai^ to rfjlve and- amend en ASi, entitled, /f/z Acf. to raife a Fund for defraying Dc7:icges dene . 
ly Dogs in the Province of Nevv-Jerley. The Biil, entitled, An Act to enable the Rev. 
Mr. Colin Campbell, the prefent ReStor of Sjint MaryV Church in Huilington, uitb 
the Church -iVardens and Veflry- Men of fud Church, or the major Tart cf than, to fell 
iTroj? Hm'.dred and Six Acres of Land i',! Scfmerll't Ccz/w/)', devifed to the Minijlry of 
faid Church ; and to enable Trujlees to put the fame to Intereft, until a convenient Glebe 
c'an-btpnrchafed near the faid Church; and other Purpofes therein tnentioned. And the 
Bill, entitled, An Aft to repair the publick Roads in the TcivvfJoip of Chefterneld, in 
//v C^KW/y 0/ Burlington, by a Tat^ en -the Inhabitants of the fame \ have palled the 
Houfe this Day, without any Amendment. 

" The Houfe r^folved itfclf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the Bill for 
it^ulating the Praftice of the Law •, and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker 
refumed the Chair, and Mr. Fiflier Chairman of the Committee reported, that the 
Committee had made f»me Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, and defired Leaye 
to fit again. To which the Houfe apreed. 






The Houfe adjourn 'd till Nine o'CIock To-morrow Morning. 

luefday., June ir, 1765. 

i.. .. ,, , The Houfe met. 

. T^eengrolTed Bill, entitled, An Aft for building a Court Houfe and Gaol in the County 

cf Ivliddlefex ; 'was read and compared ; and on the Queflion, 
Refohed, 
T-hat the fame dopafs. 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. ff^etheriU, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Skinner, 

Mr. R. Ln-arenci, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Jchufion, 

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Keajhey-, Mr. J. Ogdtn, 

Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Spicer, Mr. Borden, 

Mr. Van Giefon, Mr. Reading, Mr. Miller, 

Mr. Dry. Mr. Hart. Mr. Lemning. 

Ordered., 
That Mr. fVetheriU zad Mr. Hoghland, do carry the farrc to the Council for Con- 
currence. 

The Billi entitled. An Aft to prevent TFafle from being committed upon the common 
Land allotted to the Patent of Seacaucus, in the Corporation of Bergen ; was read the fe- 
cond Time, and committed to Mr. Skinner and Mr. Cooper. 

Mr. Spicer, in Purfuance of Leave, brought in a Bill, entitled, An Aft to enable the 
Honourable Charles Read, Efq; to ere£l a Dam over Batftow Creek, and alfo to enable 
John Eftell to ereil a Dam over Atfion River ; which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

Mr. IFetherill, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, A 
Supplementary A£i to the AEl, entitled. An Aft for preventing the Wafle of Timber, Pine 
and Cedar Trees and Poles within this Province of New-Jerfey, and to lay a Duty upon all 
Pipe and Hogfhead Staves exported out cf the fame, to any of the neighbouring Colonies \ 
reported the fame, with feveral Amendments thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, 
and the Amendments in their Places-, and on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill as 
amended be engrofled or not ^ it was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended be engrofied. 

A MelTage from the Council by Mr. Parker, informing the Houfe, that the Council 
have made fundry Amendments to the Bill, entitled. An ASt to explain and amend an 
ASl, entitled, A Supplementary A£l to the A^, entitled. An AH to regulate the Size cf 
Traps, &c. and to prohibit the Watching with a Gun in the Night Time, and other Pur- 
pofes therein mentioned; to which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe •, and Mr, 
Parker brought alfo the faid Bill and Amendments. 

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. tPctmonwaspretod toth-m^^^ ^^ ^^^ 

of ^ y^^.Jcrfo;, %"5^ by the F rdiaenr fettmg forth, the bad Confequences to which 
the ^. '^"^'; «* ^h'^ C/'l'^g! 7,^ ''^ble from the Taverns in and about Fn.ce^on, and 
pray in §^ Laj" I'J'^ /' u r^"' '^^"^"""S Taverns, whereby the Courts of Quarter 
sdon. -c't the Peace tor the Counties of M^^Jkfex and Somr/et, fhall be prohibited 
fromgr. ^^ong any Licence to any Perfon for keeping a Tavern, or Pubhc Houfe ia 
Prhufwt, orwirhmoneM.e, unleis fuch Perfon be recommended by the Prefidenr 
and other c ^^«rs of the College, tor the Time being, and fo many of the Truftees of 
the iaid Col. '^t^,' ""' ^.^'1 b^ '■f^^^^"^ '" '^^ 1^'d Town of Princeioi, for the T>me being 
or the major * ^" «* ^"^^ Trullees ; which Petition was read, and ordered a fecon'd 



Reading. 



The Ploufe adjourn 'd till Three P. M. 
The Houfe met. 



The Bill, entitle '-^s /nn^ to explain and amend a>i A% entitled, A Supplementary J5l 
to the Act, mkled, ^If' ^0 '^Z^f'^ '^^l ^J^ of -Traps, &c. was read, and the Council's 
Amendments in theii ^If^^ •' ^nd on the Qiieftion, whether the Houfe agrees to the 
firll Amendment or nc ^^ ^ '^ ^^s carried in the Negative. 

Then the Queftion v. '^s put, whether the Houle agrees to the fecond Amendment or 
not? itpaflldintheNco anve. 

Ordered, , 

That Mr. eV/V^r and Mr. Lo^T^^r co carry the faid Bill to the Council, and acquaint 
them, that this Home difigr^'" to their Amendments, and adheres to the Bill, 

The engroffed Bill, ciAtiticd, A Supplementary Aa to the Aif, entitled. An Aft for 

preventing the JVaJle of tiVJber, Pine and Cedar Trees and Poles within this Province bf 

New-Jcriey, and to lay a Duty upon all Pipe and Hogjhead Staves exported out of the 

fane, to ^ny of tie neigbboumci Colcnus ; was read and compared ; and on the Queftionj. 

Refolved, 

That the fame do pafs. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. %«randMr. Cooper, do. carry the fame to the Council foi- Concurrence^. 

The Bill, entitled, An A(fl to enable the Proprietors and Owners of the Meadows ott 
FfTifconck or Birch Creek, to deepen and widen the Jaid Creek, from an old Mill Dam 
frrmerly owned by Job Lippincott, to the Forkr, and from thence up the South or Mata- 
penny Brcnih, as far as the upper Part of Barker'.f Land, and up the North or Petticoat 
firancb, as far as the Head of BlackV Place, occupied by Benjamin Gibbs ; was read the 
fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Borden and Mr. Doughty. 

Mr. Wetherill reported, that Mr. Hoghland and himfelf, delivered the Bill with thetti' 
intrufted, totheSpeaker in Council. 

Mr, Spicer reported, that Mr. Co^er and himfelf, delivered the Two Bills, and' the 
MelTage with them intrufted, to the speaker in Council. 

The Bill, entitled. An Act to fupprefs Fairs in the Town o/ Greenwich ; was read 
the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, agreed to and ordered to be engrofled.. 

The Bill, e'ntitled. An A&: for the Prefervation of Fipin the River D^aw9.fc ein^ 
to prevent ObfiruBicnis in the Navigation thereof; was read the fccorid Time' and' 
committed to Mr. Cooper, Mr. Borden, and Mr. Reading. 

The Bill, entided. An Aft to emend and revive an A^, entitled^ An Aft for 
letter fettling and regulating the Militia of this Colony of New-Jerfey, for the repelling 
Liva/tons, and fuppreffmg Infurreaions and Rebellions ; was read the fecond Time and 
committed to Mr. fVetherill and Mr. Learning. 

Mr. Fifloer, from the Committee, appointed for that Purpofe, brought in th^ 
Draught of an Anfwer to his Excellency's Meflage of Thurfday laft j which 
Draught was read, agreed to, and is as follows, viz. 
' Ordered, 
* That Mr. Spicer and Mr. Doughty do wait on his Excellency, and in Anfwer to 
♦ his MetTage of Thurfday laft, inform him that altho'^no Place is provided by the 

* Province 



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* Province in either Divifion, for the Rcfidence of a Governor ; yet the Aflembly 

* this Cjbny have al.vays given to tlie Governor an annual Sam to e.iaols hiin co h 
' a Houfe, with a Provilb they judged neceirary -, that the Sum given to his Exec 

* Icncy, has been the fame as herecotore hath been given to his PreuecelFors, and tK.s 

* ever been deemed fufEcient for the Piirpofe intended -, at the fame 1 ime, alfuring his 
' Excellency, that it is with Reluiflance the Houfe find themfelves under a Necdiity of 

* differing from him in Sentiment, and dechning a Compliance with his Mefiage.' 

The Bill, entitled, J Supplementary Aft to tke A51, entitled. An A6i forreftraining 
• the burning of the fVoods, Marjhes and Meadows j was read the fecond Time, a.id 
committed to Mr. R. Lawrence and Mr. Keajbey. 

A Petition was prcfented to the Houfe, from the Honourable Charles Read, Efq; 
znd Peter Bard, in Behalf of themfelves, and others j fetting forth, that the Petitioners 
have eredled, and intend to erect fundry Works for the Manufacturing of Iron ; and 
as the licencing of Taverns near the faid Works, hath been found very Inconvenient to 
the Petitioners, they pray that an AcT; may be palfed prohibiting a Licence to be granted 
to anyPerfon, to keep a Tavern within three Miles of any Iron Works within this 
Province, without a Recommendation to the Jullices at their SefTions, firft had and 
obtained from the Owners of fuch Works, or the major Part of them ; and that all 
Debts above Five Shillings, contracted at fuch Taverns, on any Pretence whatfoever, 
Ihall not be recoverable ; which Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, figned by 40 Names, fetting forth, that 
the Petitioners were inlifted into the Frontier Service, and ferved from the Time of 
their Inliftment, until the 20th Day of March paft, at which Time the Forces on the 
Frontiers, were reduced to Sixty Men ; and that they were fome of the firft that did 
Duty in that Service, and have not received any Pay \ and praying the Houfe to take 
the fame into Confideration •, and a Certificate of the Truth of the Fafts, was prelentcd 
from Hezekiah Dunn and Ifaac Hull, Officers on the Frontiers ; both which were 
tead, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning, 
Wednefday^ 'June 12, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 

The engroflfed Bill, entitled. An A<5t to fupprefs Fairs in the Town of Greenwich j 
■was read and compared i and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Cooper and Mr. Johnflon, do carr^he faid Bill to the Council fcr Con- 
currence. 

Mr. R. Lawrence, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, 
A Supplementary A6t to the A5i, entitled. An AEl for refiraining the burning of the IVoodSy 
Marjhes and Meadows ; reported the fame with feveral Amendments thereto-, and tiie 
faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places, and the Bill further amended 
in the Houfe ; and on the Queftion ; whether the faid Bill as amended be engrolTeu or 
not ? it pafTed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended be engrofled. 

Mr. Cooper reported, that Mr. Johnjlon and himfelf delivered the Bill with them in- 
trufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Johnjion, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, A 
Supplementary AQ. to feveral former Atls of this Province, for enabling the Owners^ 
Proprietors and Poffeffors of the Aleadows on Burlington Creek, including ChrittophT 
"WetherillV, Jofeph NobleV, and fuch Part 0/ Daniel SmithV, as formerly belonged 
te his Father Daniel Smith, deceafnd^ and extending from thanu te the Lcwer-Sluut 

Lank, 



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Bank, called and known by the Name of the Lower-Sluice Company, to fupport and main' 
tain the Banks, Sluices and Flood-Gates already made, ere£l and make fuch new Ones as 
■may be neccjfary for draining the faid Meadoisjs ; reported the fame with feveral Amend- 
ments thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places ; and 
on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill as amended be engrofled or not ? it pafled in the 
Affirmative. 

Ordered, 
That the faid Bill is amended be engrofled. 

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An 
A&. to prevent IVafte from being committed upon the Common Land allotted to the 
Patent of Seacaucus, in the Corporation of Bergen ; reported the fame with feveral 
Amendments thereto -, and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places ; 
and on the Queftion, whether the fajd Bill as amended be engrofled or not? it was 
•Carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended be engrofled. 

Mr. Spiitr reported, that Mr. Doughty and himfelf, waited on his Excellency with' 
the Meflage of Yefterday ; who was pleafed to fay, he would take the fame into Con- 
fideration. 

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee to whom was committed, the Bill, entitled, Jn 
Aft to regulate the Method of taking Fijh in the River Delaware, ^c. reported, the 
fame, with feveral Amendments thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and the Amend- 
ments in their Places ; and on the Quefl:ion, whether the faid Bill as amended be en- 
grofled or not .-* it pafl^ed in the Affirmative. 

YEAS. YEAS." YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. Skinner, Mr. Fijher, Mr. Keajbey, Mr. R. Lanjurence, 

Mr. Jchnfton, Mr. Doughy. Mr. Learning, Mr. Hoghland, 

Mr. V/etherill, Mr. Borden, Mr. Spicer, Mr. Van Gicfon, 

Mr. Anderfon, Mr Cooper, Mr. Hart. Mr. Dey, 

Mr. J. Qgden, Mr. MiUer, Mr. Reading, 

Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended be engrofl"ed. 

Mr. Learning, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled. An Ad: for the Relief 
»/ Infolvent Debtors, was committed, reported the fame, with feveral Amendm.ents 
thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places, and the Bill 
farther amended in the Houfe ; and on the Queftion, whether the fame as amended be 
engroflfed or not ? it paflTed ia the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended be engrofl"ed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Wetherill, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An 
Aft to amend and r reive an Avt, e7ititled, an ASf for better fettling and regulating the 
Militia of this Colony of New-Jerfey, for the repelling Invaftons, and fuppreffmg Infur^ 
reSions and Rebellions, reported the fame, with feveral Amendments thereto ; and the 
faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places ; and on the Queftion, whether 
the faid Bill as amended be engrofl"ed or not ? it pafled in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended be engrofled. 



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Mr. Borden, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An. 
Aft to enable the Proprietors and Owners of the Meadows on Effifconck or Birch Creek, 
to deepen and widen the faid Creek, from an old Mill Dam formerly owned by Job Lippin- 
cott, to tbe Forks, and from thence up the South or Matacopenny Branch, as far as the 
upper Part of BarkerV Land, and up the North or Petticoat Branch, as far as the Head 
of Bhck's Place, occupied by Benja.imn G'lhhs, reported the fame, with feveral Amend- 
ments thereto, and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places ; and on 
the Qoeftion, whether the faid Bill as amended be engrofled or not ? it paflTed in the Af- 
firmative. O Ordered, 



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Ordered. ... 

I'hat the laid Bill as amended be engrofil-d. 

The enprofied Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Kdi to the ASl, entitled. An ASl for re- 
fir ahiing the burning of PVoods, Marjhes and Meadows; was read and compared j and 
on the Qiieftion ; 
Rcfolved, 

That the fame do pafs. 

The'engrofTed Bill, entitled. An Adi to prevent H^afie from leitio; co-mm' ted upon the 
Cc'iJimoii Land allotted to the Patent of Scacaucus, in the Ccrpcraiion of Bergen \ was 
read and compared ; and on the Queftion ; 
Refolvedy 

That the fame do pafs. 
Ordered, 

That Mi-". V'an Giefon and Mr. t>ey do carry thi faid Bills to the Council for Con- 
currence. 

Mr. Vart Giefon reported, that Mr. Dey and himfelf, delivered the Bills with them 
intrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Afhfield, acquainting the Houfe, that the Bills, 
entitled, A Suppknibit to an AHpaJfed in the Firfi Tear of King George the Third, entitled^ 
An Adl for building and maintaining a Bridge over CooperV Creek, and rebuilding and 
mainlaining other Bridges on the great Roads from Burlington County to CooperV Ferries ; 
and for keeping the new Road from Burlington to the faid Ferries in Repair ; An Aft 
for granting a Bounty "upon the raifing of Flax and Hemp, and planting of Mulberry Trees 
in this Colony for raiftng of Raw Silk; An A6t to alter fo much of the Road leading 
from Elizabeth-Town to the Point commonly called Elizabeth-Town Point, as goes 
through the Tratl called the Point TraSi, and laying dut a ftrait Road through the fame ; 
and, 'An Aft for the Support of Government of his Majefiy's Colony of Nev/- jerky, to com- 
mence the Twenty-frfl Day of May, One T'joufand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five, and 
to end the Tweitty-firft Day of May, One Thoiifand Seven Hundred and Sixty-fix ; and 
to difchcrge the publick Debts and contingent Charges thereof; have paffed the Council 
this Day. 

And another MelTage from the Council, by Mr. Afl:field, acquainting the Houfe, 
that the Council have receded from their Amendments to the Bill, entitled. An Aft 
to explain and amend an A£f, entitled, A Supplementary ASi to the A'ct, entitled. An A5i 
to regulate the Size of Traps, and to prohibit the IFatching with a Gun in the Night Time, 
and other Purpofes therein mentioned. 

A MefTage from the Council, by Mr. Stevens, dcfiring the Concurrence of this 
Houfe to their Amendments to the Bill, entitled. An Ai^ for preventing Frauds by 
Mortgages which fijall be made and executed after the Firfi Day of January, 1766; and 
Mr. Stevens alfo brought the faid Bill and Amendments. 

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the Bill 
for regulating the Praftice of the Law, and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker 
refumed the Chair, and Mr. Fifijer, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the 
Committee had made fome further Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, and defir- 
cd Leave to fit again. To which the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock, To-m,orrow Morning. 
Ihurfday, 'Jime 13, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 

The engrofied Bill, entitled. An Aft to regulate the Method of taking FiJIj in the 
River Delaware, and to prevent Obftruiiicns in the Navigation thereof, and for other 
Purpofes therein mentioned ; was read and compared ; and on the Qiieftion ; 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

The 



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Tlie engrofTed Bill, entitled, An Aft to amend and revive an A^i^ entitled. An 
Aft for bitter fettling and regulating the Milttia of this Colony of New-Jerfey, for .the 
repelling Invafions, and fiipprejjmg InfurreSions and Rebellions ; was read and compared j 
and on the Queftion } 
Refolved-, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Borden md Mr. Hoghland, do carry the faid Bills to the Council for Con- 
currence. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for preventing Frauds by Mortgages -which fhall be made 
and executed after the Firji Day c/ January, 1766; was read, and the' Council's 
Amendments in their Places; and on the Qiieftion, whether the Houfe' agrees to the faid 
Amendments or not ? it palled in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill be re-engrofled with the Council's Amendments. 

The Petition of John IFilliams, fctting forth his Hurt in the Service of the Province,' 
was read the fecond Time. 

Refolved, 
That the Petitioner be allowed Five Pounds. 

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Hoghlaiid and himfelf, delivered the Bills with them 
intruded, to the Speaker in Council. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Read, defiring the Concurrence of this Houfc 
to their Amendments to the Bill, entitled, An Aft appointing Commjffwners to take Care 
of, and Let the Barracks ereiied in this Colony of New-Jerfey, at fucb Times as the famt ' 
fhall not be needed for the life of Soldiers ; and to fell fuch Articles therein contained as 
are perijhable, and have been purchafed at the Expence of the faid Colony ; and Mr. Read 
brought alfo the faid BUI and Amendments. 

And another Meflage from the Council by Mr. Read, informing the Houfe, that the 
Bill, entitled, A Supplementary AB to 'the Ail, entitled. An Aft for preventing the 
Wafie of Timber, Pine and Cedar Trees and Poles within this Province of New-Jerfey, 
and to lay a Duty upon all Pipe and Hogflnad Staves exported out of the fame, to any of the 
neighbouring Colonies : And the Bill, entided, An A&. to fupprefs Fairs in the Town of 
Greenwich ; have pafl^d the Council this Day, without Amendment. 

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the Bill 
for regulating the Praftice of the Law -, and after fome Time fpent therein, Mu 
Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Fifljer, Chairman of the Committee, reported, 
that the Committee had made fome fu.rtherProgrefs in the Matters to them referred, 
and defired Leave to fit again. To v/hich the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd nil Three P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft appointing Ccmmijfwners to take Care of, and Let the 
Barracks ereBed in this Colony of New-Jerfey, at fuch Times as the farne ffpall not be 
needed for the Ufe of Soldiers-, and to fell fucb Articles therein contained as , are perifh^ 
able, and have been purchafed at the Expence of the faid Colony; was read, and the '^ 
Council's Amendments thereto in their Places ; and on the Qiieftion, whether the 
Houfe agrees to faid Amendments or not ? it paffed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill be re-engrofled, with the Council's Aniendments. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Proprietors and Owners of the 
Meadows on Effifconk or Birch Cr^^^, to deepen and widen the faid Creek, from an old 
Mill Bam formerly owned by Job Lippincott, to the Forks, and from thence up the South 
or Matacopenny Branch, as far as the upper Part of Barker'j LrtwJ, and up the North 
or Petticoat Branch, as far as the Head of ^ Black'j P/cf^, occupied ^7 Benjamin Gibbs 5 
was read and compared, and on the Queftion, ■ ■ -^•*-^- - •■'■'■ . 

Refolved, 



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Refolvedy 
That the lame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Skinner and Mr. Van Giefon, do carry the fame to the Council foi- Coii- 

rrence. 

Mr. Skinner reported, that Mr. Fan Giefon and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 

xufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of 
'oucejler County, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed •, praying Leave for the 
A eafons therein contained, to build a Bridge at their own Expence, over the North 
.3ranch of Big-Tiniher Creek, in the faid County. 
Ordered, 
That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill at the next Seffion of General 
Affembly; provided Notice. of their Application and this Order, be intertcd in the 
'^ennfylvania Gazette, at leaft Six Weeks before the next Seflion, and no reafonable 
")bjeaion fhall then appear againft the fanrie. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Smith, defining the Concurrence of this Houle 
/ ) their Amendments to the Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Ad to the A£l, entitled. An 
v(5t for rejlraining the burning of the Woods, Marfhes and Meadows ; and Mr. Smith 
brought alfo the faid Bill and Amendments. 

The Bill re-engrofled with the Council's Amendments, entitled. An Ad: for prevent- 
ing Frauds by Mortgages -which fhall be made and executed after the Firfi Bay of January, 
1766 ; was read and compared ; and on the Queftion. 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Borden and Mr. Keafbey, do cafry the faid Bill to the Council. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'clock To-morrow Morning. 
Friday, ytme 14, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Borden reported. That Mr. Keafbey and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
intrufted, toyix. Smith, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the Bill for 
regulating the Pradice of the Law, and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker 
refumed the Chair; and Mr. F//2?fr, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the 
Committee had made fundry Amendments to the faid Bill, which was read, and the 
Amendments in their Places, and the Bill further amended in the Houfe ; and on the 
Queftion, whether the Houfe agrees to the faid Bill as amended or not ? it paiTed in the 
Affirmative. 

Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended be engroffed. 

The Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Aft to the AH, entitled, An A51 for reflraining 
the burning of the Woods Marfhes and Meadows ; was read, and the Council's Aniend- 
ments in their Places ; and on the Queftion, whether the Houfe agrees to the faid 
Amendments or not ? it was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the Bill as amended by the Council be re-engrofled. 

The Bill, entitled, An A6t for appointing Commiffwners to viezv the Crrrr^d, and 
report to the next Seffion of General Affembly, of the PraElicaUlity of laying i.ut firaii 
Roads through certain Parts of the Province of New-Jerfey, and for efiablijuing a turd 
to defray the Expence of the fame ; was read the fecond Time ; and oa the Queftior » 
agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled. 



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A Meflagc from the Council, by Mr. Parker, acquainting the Houfe, that the Bill; 
entitled. An Aft /# amend arid revive an Acf, entitled. An ASt for better fettling and re- 
gulating the Militia of this Colony of New-Jcrfey, for the repelling Invafions, and Jup- 
preffmg hifurreftions and Rebellions ; and ahb the Bill, entitled. An Aft to regulate the 
Method of taking Fifi in the River Delaware, and to prevent Obfiruilions in the Naviga- 
tion thereof, and for other Purpofes thereifi mentioned ; have pafled the Council this Day, 
without any Amendment. 

The Bill re-engrofied, with the Council's Amendments, entitled. An Aft appointing 
Commifftcners to take Care of and Let the Barracks ereSled in this Colony of New-Jerfey, 
at juch Times as the fame pall not be needed for the life of Soldiers ; and to fell fucb 
Articles therein contained as are pcrifhable and have been purcbafed at the Expence of the 
fai^Colony ; was read and compared, and on the Queftion, 
Refohed, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Van Giefon and Mr. Learning, do carry the faid Bill to the Council. 

. A Letter was laid before the Houfe, direfted to the Speaker, from the Juftices and 
Freeholders of the County of Suffex ; fetcing forth, the Diftrefles of many of the Inha- 
bitants for Want of Money to enable them to go to fome of the other Counties, to 
purchafe Wheat or Flour ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P.M. 
The Houfe met. 
' Mr. Fan Giefon reported, that Mr. Learning and himfelf, delivered the Bill with' 
them intrufted, to the Speaker in Council; 

A Meffage from the Council by Mr, Read, defiring the Concurrence of this Houfe 
to an Amendment to the Bill, entitled. An Aft for building a Court Huufe and Gaol 
in the County of Middlefex ; and Mr. Read alfo brought the faid Bill and AmendmenC 
W hereupon the faid Bill was read, and the Amendment in it's Place-, and on the 
Queftion, whether the Houfe agrees thereto ornot ? it was carried in the Negative. 
YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Skixner, Mr. Borden, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Doughty, 

Mr. Johnfton, Mr. M.ller, Mr. R- La^-rtnct, Mr. Cooptr, 

Ut. AnJerjon, l,lr. Leamhs- Ur. Fifier,. Ur. Kfajbey, 

Mr. 7. OgJcn, Mr- Hoghland, Mr. Sputr, 

Mr Smith Mr. Van Giefon^ Mr. Rtadtng, 

Mr. 7. La^^rencc, Mr. Dty. Mr. Hwrt. 

Refolved, 

That this Houfe difagrees to the faid Amendment, and adheres to the Bill. 

Ordered, ^ 

That Mr. IVetherill and Mr. Spicer, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, and ac- 
quaint them, that this Houfe difagrees to their Amendment, and adheres to the Bill. 

Mr. ^r^/^m// reported, that Mr. %Vfr and himfelf, delivered the Bill and Meffage 
with them intrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The cngrofTed Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Aft to feveral former ABs of this 
Province, for enabling the O-^ners, Proprietors and Poffeffors of the Meadows on Burling- 
ton Qf^^e, including Chrirtopher Wetherill's, Jofeph Noble'j, and fuch Part of Dzniel 
Smith'.;, as formerly belonged to his Father Daniel Smith, deceafed, and extending from 
thence to the Lovcer-huice Bank, called and known by the Name of the Lower-Sluice Com- 
pany, to fupport and maintain the Banks, Sluices and Flood-Gates already made, erea and 
make fuch new Ones as may be necefjary for draining the faid. Meadows ; was read and 
compared -, and on the Queftion, 
Rffolved, 

That the fame do pafs. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, A Supplement to an A3 paged in the Firft Tear of King 
George theThird, entitled. An A&: for building and maintaining a Bridge over Cooper s 
Creek, aud rebnildino- andviaintaining other Bridges on ihe gr(a( Roads from Burlington 

p ~ " " Coumy_ 



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Ccuniy to CooperV Ferries ; and for keeping the new Road from Burlington to the faid 
i^aries in Repair ; was read and compared i and on the Quclliun, 
Refelved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Ml', ^h'pjier, Mr. 'J. Lawrt/ice, Mr. ij/ucr, Mr. R. Lawrenccy 

iA]^ yohnjton, Mr. Soiiiia, Mr. Jif a J; ng, ^'i.x. Hcghland, 

Mr. iVeiherill, Mr. Keajl^ty, Mr. Uart. Mr. Dty, 

Mr. F^h^r, Mr. Learning, Mr. Doughty, 

Mr. Van Girfon, Ml Caper. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. J. La-durence and Mr. Johijicn, do carry the faid Bills to the Council fof 
Concurrence. 

The Bill re-engrofled, with the Council's Amendments, entitled, A Supplementary 
Act to the Act, entitled. An AB for refiraining the burning of IVaods^ Marfhes and Mea- 
dozvs; was read and compared j and on the Queftion j 
Refelved., 
That the fame do pafs. 
Orderidy 
j^j'That Mr. y.. Lawrenct and M.r. johnjlon, do carry the fame to the Council. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Learning and Mr. Reading, do wait on his Excellency-, and acquaint hirn, 
that having gone through the Support of Government, his Excellenty's Meflage of 
the 30th of May, with the Letters refpeding the Honourable Frederick Smyth, Efq-, and 
his !plxcellency's Recommendations, for raifing his and the other Judges Salaries, came 
under the mature Confideration of this Houfe •, and on examining the Precedents, find 
the Sum now allowed to the Chief Juftice, including the Ten Pounds for each Circuit 
-Court, to he Fifty Pounds a Year more than was ever allowed in this Government, until 
■the ■ Two Years paft, when that Sum was firft tixed ; and the Fifty Pounds per Annum 
to each of the Puifne Judges, to be equal to any Thing done on their Behalf ; that it is 
■with ereat Satisfadion we receive from the King's Minifters fuch ho.iourable Teftimo- 
rials in favour of the Chief Juftice, and we have the i'leafure to hope, from the Oppor- 
tunities wp have had the little Time fince his Arrival, his Refidence here may be attended 
with' Happinefs to himfeif, and adequate Benefits to the Publick ; and to promote thefe 
good Purpofes, we fhall, in confidering his Appointments, at all Times weigh the 
Importance of the Trult, and the Merit and Dignity of it's Execution, and do therein 
what fhall appear to us moft confiLicnt with the Intereft, the Honour and the 
Abilities of the Province-, that we join with his Excellency in the Opinion rcfpefting 
Mr. Read, and know Nothing but that he and Mr. Berrien^ have unexceptionably 
acquitted themfelves in their refpeftive Stations. 

A Meffage from the Council by Mr. Stevens, defiring the Concurrence of this 
Houfe, to fundry Aniendments to the Bill, entitled. An Act to enable the Proprietors 
und Qv:ners of the Meadows on Effifconk or Birch Creek, to deepen and widen the faid 
Creek, front an old Mill Dam formerly o-jDned by Job Lippincott, to the Forks, and from 
thence up the South or Mziica'pennj Branch, as far as the upper Part of Barker'^ Z^W, 
end up the North or Petticoat Branch, as far as the Head of Black'j Place, occupied by 
Benjamin Gibbs ; and yix. Stevens alfo brought the faid Bill and Amendments. 

Mr. fohn Lawrence reported, that Mr. Johnfton and himfdf, delivered the three 
^ills with them intruded, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Proprietors and Owners of the Meadows on 
Eflilconck or Birch Creek, to deepen and widen the Jaid Creek, from an old Mill Dam 
formerly owned by Job Lippincott, to the Forks, and from thence up the South or Mat^- 
copenny Branch, as far as the upper Part o/Barker'j Land, and up the North or Petticoat 
Branch, as far as the Head of Black'j Place, occupied by Benjamin Gibbs ; was read, and 
-the Council's Amendments in their Places i and on the Queftion, whether the Houfe 
Agrees to the faid Amendments or not ? it pafied in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended by the Council, be re-engrofled. 

On 



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On a Motion made, 

Mr. J. Lawrence, by Order of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, entitled, ^ Supplementary 
AGitoanAa, en! it led. An A£t for regulating Confiables and Vendues, and for better re- 
gulating "Taverns \ which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Smith, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in the Draught 
of an Addrefs to his Excellency j which was read ; and on the Queftion, agreed to, and 
ordered to be engrofled. 

Mr. Learning reported, that Mr. Reading and himfelf, waited on his Excellency with 
the Mefikge to them intruded. 

Mr. Spicer, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An Aft 
'to enable the Juftices and chcfen Freeholders of the County of Hunterdon, to ereEi a neiu 
■and convenient Court-Houfe and Gael in faid County ; reported the fame, with fundry 
Amendments thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places, 
and the Bill further amended in the Houfe ; and on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill 
as amended be engroffed or not .? it palled in the Affirmative. 

Ordered, ■ ■ ~ 

That the faid Bill as artiended be engroffed. 

The Letter from the Juftices and Freeholders of Suffex, concerning their Diftrefs for 
want of Wheat and Flour, was read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion j the Con- 
iteration thereof is referred 'till To-Morrow Morning. 

The Houfe adjourn*d till Nine o'Glock To-Morrow Morning. 

Saturday^ June r 5, 1765. 

The Houle met. 
The engroffed Addrefs to his Excellency, was read and and compared ; and on the 
Queftion -, 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker do fign the fame. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An Adl for the RulieJ of Infohent 'Delton, was read and 
compared ; and on the Queftion j 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

That Mr- Borden and Mr. Cooper do carry the fame to the Council for Concurrency; 

The Bill, entitled, An Aft for building a Stone Bridge over Affanpink, near Robert 
Lettis Hooper'j Mills; was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Doughty and 
Mr. Cooper. 

Mt. Borden reported, that Mr. C(J<J/)^r and himfelf delivered the Bill with them in- 
trufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Bill entitled, A Supplementary Aft to an AB, entitled. An A£i for regulating 
Covftables and Vtndues, and for better regulating Taverns ; was read the fecond Time, 
and committed to Mr. Skinner and Mr. Cooper. 

The feveral Petitions of Richard Corbin and James Flanagan, were read the fecond 
Time ; and the Petitioners and Captain Jcfeph Ellis attending, were caUed in, and feve- 
rally examined on the fubjeft Matter of the faid Petitions. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petitions do lie on the Table. 

The fttition of HughThompfon, praying Recompence for afting as Adjutant'and 
Quarter-Mafter in the Jerfey Troops laft Campaign and for a Lofs on Lake Erie- 
v^s read the fecond Time; and on the Queftion, whether any Allowance IhaU be made 
to the Petitioner or not ? it was carried in the Negative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petition do lie on the Table. ^^^ 



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The Houfe adjourn'd till Three P. Mv 

The Houfe met. 

"'The Petition from Somerfet, praying for a Re-fettlement of the Quotas throughout 
tills Colony, was read the fecond Time, and referred to further Confideration. 

The Petition from Jacob Van Winkle, for the Privilege of keeping a Ferry over 
Hackinfack River, was read the fecond Time, and referred to further Confideration. 

The Petition from Monmouth, refpeding the Mode of Taxation, appointed by the 
Aft for the Relief of the Poor, was read the fecond Time, and referred to further Con* 
iideration. 

The Petition from the Prefident and Tutors of the College of New-Jerfey, for a 
-Law to regulate the Licencing of Taverns in and about Princeton, was read the fecond 
Time, and referred to further Confideration. 

■ The Petition from the Honourable Charles Read, and Peter Bard, for a Law to re- 
gulate the Licencing of Taverr^s near Iron-Works, v,>as read the fecond Time, and re- 
ferred to further Confideration. 

The Petition from Amhoy, for a Lottery in favour of the Prefbyterian Meeting 
JHoufe there, was read the fecond Time, and referred to further Confideration. 

The Petition from the Rev. William Tennent, concerning his Services in removing 
the Indians from Cranbury to Brotherton, was read the fecond Time ; and on the 
Queftion, what fhall be allowed for that Service ? it was carried for £. 3. 
Refolved, 

That the Petitioner be allowed Three Poundi. 

The Petition from Jofeph Burr, junior, praying a Law to uphold him in maintaining 
a certain Dam over the South Branch of ^«fcfa.f Creek, called £yr<'s Mill Creek, was 
xead the fecond Time, 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioner have Leave to bring in a Bill at next Seffion ; provided he, in 
the mean Time, gives Notice of his Application and this Order, to John Monro-^^ 
^homas Eyre, and all other Perfons concerned ; and that upon Proof being then 
tnade of fuch Service, no reafonable Objection fhall be made agalnft the fame. 

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, A 
Supplementary Aft to an A^, entitled. An Act for regulating Ccnfiahles and Vendues, and 
for better regulating Taverns, reported the fame with fe vera! Amendments thereto; and 
the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places, and the Bill further amend- 
ed in the Houfe ; and on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill as amended be engrofled 
or not ? it pafTed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended be engrofled. 

The Bill, entitled. An A6i to provide for the Pay of //&e New-Jerfey Regiment, from 
the Firft Day of November, One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty four, to the Twentieth 
l)ay of December following ; and for other Purpcfes therein mentioned ; was read the fe- 
cond Time, and committed to Mr. Fijher and Mr. Reading. 

The Bill, entitled. An Ad to enable the Honourable Charles Read, Efq-, to ere3 a 
T)am over Batftow Creek, and alfo to enable John Eftell to ereSi a Dam over Atfion 
River ; was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Van Giefon and Mr. Dey, 

The Letter from the Honourable Charles Read, Efq-, refpefting Subpoena's Ducens 
H'ecum, was read the fecond Time, and referred to further Confideration. 

^v. Doughty, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Act fombuilding a 
Stone Bridge over Attknpink, »f«r Robert Lettis Hooper'j Alills; was committed, re- 
ported the fame without any Amendment; and the faid Bill was readj and on the 
Queftion, agreed to, and ordered co be engrofled. 

The 



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The Petition Ircm divers of the fupernumerary Frontier Soldiers, praying Pay frotfl 
the Time of their Iniiilment, to the 20th of March pail, when they were difcharcred • 
. was read the fecond Time, and on the Quertion, ^ * 

Ordered, 
That the fame be referred to further Confideratlon. 

Ordered, 
That Col. Schuyler's, Stephen Crane's, and all other publick Accounts for the Ser- 
vices of the late War, be kid before the Houfe, to be fettled on the third Day of nexc 
Selhon. 

Mr. Van Giefon, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. 
An Ad to enable the Honourable Charles Read, Efa; to erea a Bam over Batftow Creek^ 
and alfo to enable John Eftell to ere£l a Bam over Atfion River ; reported the fame 
without any Amendment ; and the faid Bill was read, and amended in the Houfe ; 
and on the Queftion, the fame as amended was agreed to, and ordered to be enc^rofled! 

The Houfe refumed the Confideratioh of the Letter from the Juftices and Free- 
holders of Stiffex, refpefbing their Diftrefs for Want of Wheat and Flour ; and on the 
Queftion, whether the Houfe will grant fome Relief or not? it was carried in the 
Affirmative. 

Then the Queftion was put, what Sum fhall be lent out of the Treafury, for thq 
Purpofes in the faid Letter mentioned .? it was carried for {^. 200. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Reading and Mr. Hart, bring in a Bill accordingly. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning, Nine o'Clock; 

MONDAY, June 17, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 
The Bill, re-ingroffed with the Council's Amendments, entitled. An Ad to enahk 
the Proprietors and Ovmers of the Meadows on Effifconck or Birch Creek, to deepen and 
•widen the faid Creek, from an old Mill Dam formerly owned by Job Lippincott, i^c, 
having been read and compared^ 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs; 

Ordered, 
That Mv.Spicer and Mr. Hart, do carry the fame to the Council. 
The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Ad to enable the Juflices and chofen Freeholders of 
the County of Hunterdon, to ere5l a «ra; convenient Court ^Houfe and Gaol in faid County j 
Vyas read and compared ; and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 



YEAS. 


YEAS. 






NAYS. 


NAYS. 


Mr. H'ethenll, 


Mr. Dey, 






Mr. Skinner, 


Mr. Miller, 


Mr. R. Lanvreitce, 


Mr. Cooper, 






Mr. J. Ogden, 


Mr. Hart. 


Mr. Anderfon, 


Mr. Keajhey, 






Mr. Smith, 




Mr. Fijlier, 


Mr. Learning, 






Mr. Deughty, 




Mr. HoghlarJ, 


Mr. Spicer, 






Mr. Bardtn, 




Mr. Fan Giefon, 


Mr. Reading. 










Ordered, 












That Mx.Spicer 


and Mr. Hart., 


do 


carry 


the faid Bill to 


the Council for Con* 


currence. 








• 





Ordered, 
That Mr. Skinner and Mr. Cooper, wait^on his Excellency, in order to be informed 
when he will be waited on by the Houfe with their Addrefs. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, A Supplementary ASt to an AB, entitled, An Ad ffff 
regulating Cenjlables and Vendues, and for better regulating Taverns j was read and 
compared ; and on the Queftion, 

. Q Refolved, 



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^hat the fame do pafs. 

Theengrofl'-rd Bill, entitled, AnA6i for btdldhi^ a Stone BrJ^e cwr AfTanpink, necr 
Robert Lctcis Hooper'j Mills ; was read and compared i and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

■ Order-cd^ 
That Mr. Spk£r and Mr. Hart do carry the fame to the Council for Concurrence. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An Ad for regulating the Pra&ice of the Law^ and 
.•ether Purpcfes -therein mentioned-, was read and compared j and on the Queftion i 
Refohed, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. FiJI:>er and Mr. Miller do carry the fame to the Council for Concurrence.' 
Mr. Fifljer reported, that Mr. Miller and himfeJf, delivered the Bill with them iri- 
trufted, to the Speaker in Council. r 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, J;i AS: to enable the Honourable Charles Read, £^; 
to ere£i a Dam over Batftow Creek, and alfo to enable John Eftell to ere^ a Dam ever At- 
■-fion River; -was read and compared j and on the Queftion $ 
Refohed, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Spicer and Mr. Hari do carry the famiC to the Cduncil for Concurrence. 

A Meffage from the Council, by Mr. Ladd, acquainting the Houfe, that the Bill, 
entitled, A Supplementary Aft to feveral former ASs of this Province, for enabling the 
Owners, Proprietors and Pojfeffors of the Meadows on Burlington Creek, &c. and the 
Bill, entitled. An AQ: for appointing Commijioners to view the Ground, and report to the 
Jiext Sejfion of General AJembly, (iff. have pafled the Council this Day, without any A- 
jnendment. 

Mr. Skinner reported, that Mr. Cooper and himfelf, waited on his Excellency, ac- 
cording to Order, who was pleafed to fay, that he will receive the Addrefs at Four 
o'clock this Afternoon. 

Mr. Spicer reported, that Mr. Hart and himfelf, delivered the Bills with them in- 
truded, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Reading, according to Order, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Aft to indemnify 
the T'reafurers of this Province, or either of them, for the Sum of Two Hundred Founds, 
to he lent for the Relief of the Inhabitants of the County of Sulfex ; which was read and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to indemnify the 'Treafiirers of this Province, or either of 
ihem, for the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds, to be lent for the Relief of the Inhabi- 
tants of the County of Sulfex ; was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Skinner 
and Mr. Spicer. 

A Meffage from his Excellency^ by Mr. Secretary R^Ad. 

Mr. Speaker, 
His Excellency is in the Council Chamber, ready to receive the Addrefs of the Houfe. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait upon his 
Excellency ; and being returned, Mr. Speaker refumcd the Chair, and reported, that 
the Houle had waited upon his Excellency with their Addrefs, in the Words following, 

TO 



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^0 His Excdkncy WILLIAM F R A N It L i N, £/^; Captain General, Gcvcrnot 
and Commander in Chief in and over his Majeftfs Province of New-Jerfey, and Terri- 
tories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and Vice- Admiral in the fame, &c. 

The Humble ADDRESS of the Representatives of faid Province, in Genera! 

Aflembly convened. 

May it pleafe your Excellency^ 

1J/E, His Majeftfs dutiful and loyal SuhjeHs, the Reprefentativts of New-Jericy, in 
ry General Ajjembly convened, thoroughly ftnftole of the numerous Advantages that for- 
merly did^ and hereafter muft, attend an uninterrupted Peace with the\T\^\V!\%, are 
ftncerely glad of the happy Profpe^ lately obtained, that this falutary Bufinefs is likely to be 
effeolually fecured, under Providence, through the IVifdom and Vigilance of thofe who have 
planned, and fo far executed^ the important Charge, and to whom Britain and her Colonies 
have Obligations, on that ^jccount, that zoill not focn be forgotten. 

Agreeable to your Excellency'' s Recommendation, we have adopted the Meafure of giving 
Bounties on Hemp, Flax, and planting of Mulberry 'Trees, with a View of Jlimulating our 
Inhabitants to future Induftry and H^ealth, in a Way hitherto but little ufed in this Govern- 
ment, but which, nctwithjlanding, appears to us to carry a Probability of fucceeding, and 
being in Time ccnjiderable in the Article of Remittances to the Mother Country. On this 
Ciccafion our Acknowledgments are juflly due to the Society for Arts, Manufactures and 
Commerce, on Account of their difinterejled and benevolent Care rejpe^ing hnprovements in 
fhe Colonies. 

We alfo thank your Excellency for the Conjideration you have repeatedly fhewn as to the 
real Profperity and Welfare of this Province ; and hope, through the Continuance of that 
Attention and Regard, it may rife to further Improvements, and not be hereafter thought 
unworthy the united Attention af the whole Legiflature, to encourage fitch Branches of 
Commerce, as may promote Ftugality, Induftry, and a Spirit of Emulation on this Heady 
that the Purpofes of paying our English Debts may be anfwei'ed, without parting with the 
little CafJj we have ; for, under theprefent Difcouragetnents^ further Means af procuring it 
feems hard to devife. 

' Fully convinced, thai fliortening the Pofl Roads would he a Work of pxblick Advantage, 
if it can be effe^ed without unreafonably prejudicing Individuals, we have this Seffton at- 
tempted it in Part, and, to be enabled to do it more eff equally, have agreed with the Council^ 
that Commiffioners be appointed to furvey other Parts, who are to report at next Beffion the 
moft probable Method for benefiting the Public, with the Injury to which Particulars may 
be expofed, if any fhould appear, in order that fuch further Meafures may be then taken 
as fhall be thought befi for the whole. 

By Order of the Houfe, 

Jane 15, 1765, • 

ROBERT OGDEN,.%^;^^r; 

To which his Excellency was pleafed to make the following Anfwer. 

* T THANK you, Gentlemen, for your Addrefs, and am much pleafed to find you 

* J|[ have fo readily gone into fome of the Meafures I recommended to you, at the 

* opening of the Seffion •, I hope, the Succefs attending thcfe may be fuch as will herc- 

* after induce you to make Trial of the others.' 

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An 
Aft to indemnify the Treafurers of this Province, or either, of them, &c. reported the 
fame, with feveral Amendments thereto, and the faid Bill was read, and the Amend- 
ments in their Places, and the Bill further amended in the Houfe ; and on the Queftion, 
whether the faid Bill as amended be engrofled or not ? it pafled in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended be engrofled. 



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A MefTage from the Council, by Mr. Parker, defirlng the Concurrence of this 
^oufe, to fundry Amendments to the Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Relief of Infolvent 
Debtors ; and Mr. Parker brought alfo the faid Bill and Amend.ments. 

Whereupon the laid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places ; and on the 
'Queftion, whether the Houfe agrees to the faid Amendments or not ? it pafled in the 
Affirmative. 

Ordered, 

That the faid Bill be re-engroffed with the Council's Amendments. 



't>' 



Thq Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning, 
Tuefday^ ytme 1 8, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft to indemnify the Treafurers of this Province, or 
either of them, for the Sam of Two Hundred Pounds, to be lent for the Relief of tht 
Inhabitants of the County of SufTex ; was read and compared ; and on the Queftion ■■, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Reading and Mr. Hart do carry the faid Bill to the Council for Con- 
currence. 

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Read, acquainting the JFIoufe, that the Council 
-do unanimouQy adhere to their Amendments to the Bill, entitled. An Aft for building 
a. Court Houfe and Gaol in the County of Middlefex > and Mr. Read brought alfo the faid 
Bill and Amendments. 

Mr. Fifber, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An 
'Aft to provide for the Pay of the New-Jerfey Regiment, from the Firfl Day of Novem- 
ber, 1 764, to the Twentieth Day of December following -, aiid for other Purpofes therein 
mentioned ; reported the fame, with feveral Amendments thereto ; and the faid Bill was 
read, and the Amendments in their Places, and the Bill further amended in the Houfe i 
and on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill as amended be engrofTed or not ? it was 
carried in the Affirmative. • . 

Ordered, 

That theiaid Bill as amended be engrofled. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three P. M. 

The Houfe met. 
^Ordered, 
"That the Commiffioners, or others, intrufted to provide Cloathing for the Forces 
"-of this Colony, do fell what remains of the fame, to the beft Advantage, and return 
the Produce thereof into the Treafury. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An Aft to provide for the Pay of the New-Jerfey 
'Regiment, from theFirJlDay of November, 1764, to the Twentieth Day of December 
following ; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned ; was read and compared ; and on 
the -Queftion, 

Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Hoghland and ^r. Dey, do carry the fame to the Council for Concurrence. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Parker, with the Bill, entitled. An Aft /<? 
prevent Wafte from being committed upon the Co?nmon Land allotted to the Patent of Sea- 
caucus, in the Corporation of Bergen; and fundry Amendm.cnts made thereto by the 
Council ; defiring the Concurrence of this Houfe to the faiJ Amendments. 

Whereupon the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places -, and on the 
Queftion, whether the faid Bill as amended be re-engrofled or not ? it pafled in th« 
Affirmative. Order td^ 



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That ciie faid Bill as amended be re-engrofled. 

Mr. Reading reported, that Mr. Hart and himfelf, delivered the Bill with thcrrt 
intrulted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Roghlar.d reported, that Mr. Dey and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
jntriifted, to the Speaker in Council. 

A Meflage from the Council hy Mr. Ladd, acquainting the Houfe, that the Bills, 
entitled, /in Aft to enable the Honourable Charles Read, Efq; to ere& a Dam over 
Bitftow Creek, and alfo to enable John Ellell to ereS a Dam over Atfion River ; An Aft 
j or building a Stone Bridge over Aflanpink, near Robert Lettis HooperV Mills; And 
A Supplementary Aft to an Ail, entitled. An A£l for regulating Conjiables and Vendues^ 
xfid for better r^ulating Taverns ; have paffed the Council this Day, without any 
Amendmtot. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 
Wednefday^ yime 19, 1765. 

' The Houle met. 

Thc Bill re-engrofled with the Council's Amendments, entitled. An Aft to present 
IVaJle from being committed upon the Common Land 'allotted to the Patent of Seacaucus, 
in the Cerpcrntion cf Bergen j was read and compared j snd on the Queilion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs* 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Van Giefon and Mr. Dey, do carry the fame to the Council. 

Mr. Van Gicfcn reported, that Mr. Dey and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them ia- 
trufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

A MelTage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary Read. 
* Gentlemen, 
'"^H E Chief Juftice, and the Second Juftice of the Supream Court, have informed 

* me, that tho' the Court-Houfe at Amboy, has been burnt down ever fince 
*■ OiloberX^, there is yet no Building provided for the holding of the Supream Courts 
' in that City, nor any Preparations making for that Purpofe ; that for Want of a 

* convenient Place for holding the faid Court at Amboy, feveral Caufes of Importance, 

* which fhould^ave been tried laft April, were obliged to be poftponed ; and that the faid 

* Jufcices will not have it in their Power to try any more Caufes there till a fuitable 

* Building is provided. Now, as thofe Courts have been held at Amboy almoft ever 

* fince the firftEftablilhment of the Colony, and the continuing them there was made 
' a Part of the Fundamental Conftitutions, at the Time of the Surrender, and is efta- 
' blifhcd by Ordinance of the Crov/n ; and as it likevTife appears by the Bill you have 

* paffed this SefTion for the Support of Government, that you expeft they are ftill to 

* be held there ; I mud requeft that you will take this Matter, which is of fo great, 
' Confequence to the Puhlick, into your immediate Confideration (if you have not 

* already done it) and make fuch Provifion as the Neceffity of the Cafe requires. 

"June 19, 1765. 

W. FRANKLIN. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Spicer, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Fifhtr, and Mr. learning, be a Committee to 
prepare and bring in the Draught of an Anfwer to his Excellency's Meffage. 

The Bill re-engroffed with the Council's Amendments, entitled. An Aft for tht 
Relief of Infolvent Debtors ; was read and compared j and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pals. 

R Orieredy 



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Ordered, 
Thai Mr. Jfidcrfoi and Mr. Borden, do carry tlie fame to the Council. 

^■- A' Petition was prefented to the Houfe, and read, from a Number of the Freeholders 
and Inhabitants of the County of Somerfet, fetcing forth the Difficulties which have attended 
(mdrgr R€r,ia; Elqv late nSheriff of iiomerfa, in the Execution of his Office •, and 
graying an A<ft to fecurethe faid late Sheriff from being fued for Efcapes for the Term 
of One Year;- and containing alfo feveral other, Prayers m the Premilfes. 
Ordered, 
That the faid Petition be referred to further Confideration. 

'..Mr. Jnderfon reported, that Mx. Borden and himfclf, dell-;nered the Bill with them 
Ihtrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Spicer, from the Committee appointed for that PuJ-pofe, brought in theDrauoIit 
of an Anfwer to his Excellency's Meflage of this Day; which was read, and amended 
in the Houfe'; and on the Queftion, whether the laid Draught be agreed to or not ? ic 
pafTed in the Affirmative. 



YEAS. 

Mr. WetheriU, 
Mr. R. LoTxTtnce, 
■ Mr. Andtrjoh, 
Mr. Fijber, 
Mr. Hoghland, 
Mr.VaoGiefin, 
Mx.Dey. 



YEAS. 
Mr. Doughty, 
Mr. Cooper, 
Mr. Keajley, 
Mr. Learning, 
Mr. Sficer. 
Mr. Harl. 



NAYS. 
Mr. Skinner, 
Mr. Jchnjion, 
Mr. J. Ogden, 
Mr. Smith, 
Mr. "J. Latvrtmt, 



NAYS. 

Mr. Borden, 
Mr. MUler, 
Mi: Reading, 



Ordered., 



To Sundries paid jjer Receipts 

Commiffions, ' at 2 fer Cent. 



^be Province <?/" New-Jerfey, to John Johnfton: 

j^, 1 06 : 1 1 : 1 q 

- - - 2 : 02 : 04 



£. 108 : 14:02 



1765. yuMt I. We the Subfcribers, Three cf the Committee for Accounts, do her^y certify, that wo 
have examined the Accounts and Vouchers of the above John JohnJIcn, ?nc 



Account as above. 



Ind do report hij 

Hendrick Fisher, 
John Anderson, 
John Wetherill. 



Dr. 



Tbe Province of J^ew-Jerfey, to Thomas Rodman, Mujler-majier 



1764. To the Levy, Bounty, and Subfillance, for 57 Men of Capt. Ella's Company, 

per Vouchers produced, - - - - - j^. 51^:15:00 

To his Commiffions, - - - «■ - 5:03:5 



£. 520: 18:05 



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* Ordered., 
' That Mr. i an Gi'efcn and Mr. R. Lawrence, do wait on his Excellency, and ac- 
••quait him, in Anfwer to his MtiTageot this Da;/, That in Confequence of a Petition 
' from a large Number of Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County oi Middkfex, 

* fetting forth, that the Court- Houfe at Perth- Amlcy, was not oniy burnt, but that 
' the Fee-Sin.,p]e of the Land wherein it had been erefted, is not veiled in the faid 
'-Freeholders and Inhabitants of the faid County •, and praying Relief; a Bill was paft 
' by the Houle for that i^urpofe, and fent to the Council for Concurrence, which not 

* being agreed to on their Part, dropt of Courfe. That the Houfe having gone 
•' through the generi'l Bufinefs before them, and been long abfent from their domeftick 

* Affairs, are not oniy inclinable to return to the refpeftive Places of their Abode j 

* butdoalfo efteem it inexpedient to prefer any new Bill for the^Purppfe aforefaid, 
' unlefs they were to recede fromthe Principles of the Bill already preferred ; which they 
' are not inclinable to do. That as the next Seflion of General Aflembly will be held 
' at Perth-Ainbcy.r every Perfon rt^fiding there, and being difpofed to controvert the 
' Conftitutional Right of a new Couic-Houfe being erected among them, may be 

* heard on the fubject ; and in the Interim it's conceived, fome Houfe may be had for 
' holding the Supreme Court, until the County of A^ddUfex can be enabled to build a 

* new Court -Houfe v anu as to rhe pre-fent Gaol at ^^wZ'sr, it's faid to have been fo far 

* repaired at the late Expence of laid County, as to anfwer the J'urpofe of a Gaol, 

* until another- can with Convenience be built. ^ 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three P.M. ' 

TheHoufemet. '"". .-" , 

Mr. V.nn Giefon reported, that Mr. Richard Lawrence and hlriilerf, delivered th© 
MeHage with them intruitcd, to his Excellency ; who was pleafed to fay, he would take 
the fame into Coniideration. , ff^jiXt-, . ' 

Mr. Fifier, from the Committee on the publick Accounts, made the following 
Reports, to which the Houfe agrees, viz. 



HKfa 



m^ 



s 



per Contra 

By Cafh received of Samuel Smith, 

Billance due Jehn JohnftoH, 



\'aT.x^v '. 



;■; ,3rni*l 



Cr; 

£. 50 : oo : 00 
58: 14:02 

£. 1.08 : 14:02 



in the Tear 1764. 



per Contra 



1764, Afril 2. By Cafh received of i'flOT^ff/ Stnith, Efq; Tr^afurer, 
4, By Calh received per Ditto 

Ballance due Thomat Rodman, 



... ^^t.. 



Ci-: 

);oo 
I : CO 
2 : 1 S : 05 



jfi joo;oo;oo 
1 8 : 00 : CO 



_^. 520: 18:05 



We the Subfcribei-s, being Three of the Committee appointed to audit and fettle the publick Accounts, 
have infpe£ted the Vouchers relative to the above Account, and do report it as above Iteted. 



Burlington, June 13, 1765. 



HENDRIC K FISHER, 
JOHN HART, 
GEORGE READING. 



And Mr. Fifier alfo reported the following Account, to wit. 



Du 



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Dr. The Provinct of New-Jerfey, to John Tinbrook, Paymajler to the Detachment. 

To fundry Accounts paid, as per Receipt and Vouchers, to amount . - - £. 1687:09:00 

To Cocimiffions at two per Cent. - - - - - - - 33:15:00 

£, 1721 :04:oo 



VVe the Subfcribers, being three of the Committee for fettling the publick Accounts, do certify, that v.e 
have carefully examined the above Account, and report the fame as above llated. 

Hendrick Fisher, 
John Hart, 
Theunis Dev. 

Ordered, 
That the faid Committee do examine the Matter mentioned in the Notes of the faid 
Account accordingly. 

A Meflage from the Council, by Mt. Read^ in thefe Words^ 

Ordered, Coundl-Chamler, \^th June, 1765. 

^ That Mr. Read do tarry to the Houfe of Affetftbly, the Bill, entitled. An Adl for 
^ regulating the PraSiice of the Law, and to alter the Courts of S^uarter Sefp.ons-, &c. 
' with the Council's Amendments thereto, and defire their Concurrence to the faid 
' Amendments -, and alfo that he carry to the faid Houfe, the Bill, entitled, An AAfor 

• colleiling and fecuring the Books of Mortgages, &c. and defire their Concurrence 

• thereto. Ordered alfo, that he acquaint the faid Houfe, that the Bill,- entitled, An 

• Aft to indemnify the Treafurers of this Province, for Two Hundred Pounds, &c. has 
; pafTed the Council, this Day, without any Arrtendment. 

By Order of the Houfe, 

Jos. Read, D. Clerk: . ' 

The Bill from the Council, entitled. An Aft for colleSting and fecuring the Books of 
"Mortgages, formerly kept by the Loan Officers in the feveral Counties of this Province, was 
tead the firft Time, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for regulating the PraSfice of the Law, and other Purpcfes 
therein mentioned ; was read, with the Council's Amendments in their Places-, and on 
the Queftion, whether the Houfe agrees to the faid Amendments or not ? it was carried 
in the Affirmative. 

Ordered, , 

jThat the faid Bill as amended by the Council be re-engrofled. 

The 



Dr. The Province of New-Jerfey, to the lijiate of 

To fundry DisburfcmeiKs for building the Barracks at Trenten, per Account and 

Vouchers examined, ....-...£, 1765:15:03 

To Commif&ons on Ditto, at 5 per Cent. - - - - - - - - 88 : 05 . orl 

To fundry Disburfements as Barrack Mailer, ----.... 544:16:05 

,To CommiiSons as Sartack Mailer fo«r Years and nine Months, at 10/. per Annum, - 47 : 10 : oa \ 

£. 2446 :o6 :o9 



m mm t tn .ini, 



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.pcjfed at Ofwcgo, in the Tear 



^75'^- 



per ConBii 



By Ca(h received from Jndreiv Johnfen, Efq : Tresfurer, at fandry Times, 
By Caih received from »)«/A£« 5«»»fr, Efq; TieaAirer, 

BailiDce due to Lid yi;;6*-7<"«^/-ee/f. 



jC- J22-:i.8-:ii 

371: 12:05 
12:03 



121 



C- 1721:04:80 

- 'l 



A . £. The Committee not having an Opportunity for Want of the Eaftern Treafurer's Accounts which 
are at Ambcy, to examine the Credit of this Account, do fubmit it to the Houfe, whether it may' not b« 
proper toreier the Examination ot that to the Coinmittee appointed to fettle Adam Siaiv's Account, witk 
the Adminifirators of Capt. 'John/on, in order to certify the fame at next Seflions. 



gat?r .jj ! mm»^_ja_ajB8»tj.Viaz 3 



The Bill, entitled, An A6t for colk.mng and fecuring the Books of Mortgages &:c; 
was read the lecond Time, and agreed to in the Houfe ; and on the Queftion ''whcthe* 
the fame do paf-. or not ? it was carried in the Affirmative. ' 

Ordered^ , . _ „ 

• That iS'Ir. Hogblatjd and Mr. Keajbey do carry the fame to the Council. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'CIock To- Morrow Mornine-. 
7hurfday-^ June 20, 1765. 

T he H.oufe met. 

_ Mr. Fc^^-/^;;i reported, that Mr. 7v>fl/Z'9 and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them 
intrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Bill re-engrofTed with the Council's Amendments, entitled. An Aft for regu ' 
lattng the Prance sf the Law, and other Purpofes therein mentioned ; was read and com- 
pared ; and on the Queftion ; 

Refclved, • 

That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, ' ':::::: r'J 

That Mr. Dey and Mr. Johnfton do carry the fame to the Council.' 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Half after Eleven o'CIock. 

The Houlc met. 

.Mt. Dey reported, that Mr. JohMftcn and himfelf, 'delivered the Bill with them in- 
trufccd, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Fijker, from the Committee appointed laft Seffion to kttk Jcfepb Tard's Ac-' 
counts, made the following Reports, to which the Houfe agreed, vi^. ■■ ■ :■'''''-'■' 
: • ° - ■■ ■•■ .'rioT. 



Jofeph Yard, deceefed, 

By Cafh received of Samuel SmJfi, Efq; 
By Sundries fold belonging to the Prc«'ince, - , ' - 
BalJance due to the Ellate of" Jo/f/l) Turd, 



^. 2041:11 :cx> 
II : 04 : oj 

393:U:o5 

£. 2446 : 06 : 09 



We the'Committee on publick Accounts, fcave carefully examined the above Account, and Vouchers relat 

mg thereto, and do find a Ballance due to theEftate of J.yJ/Ar-r^. deceafed, of ThreeHundrri 

Minety-three Pounds, Eleven Shilbngi and Sixpence, from the Province of AVw-7;r>y. ' ' 

TrintOH, April xi, 1 764. 



'-Jerfey. 

HENDRICK FISHER. 
GEORGE READING. 
JOSEPH BORDENJun. 
JOHN LAWRENCE^ 



Dr. 



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;j5f ; ^he Province of New-Jerfey, to Jofeph Yard, as Commifftoner for 

1760. To the Amount of his Account as per Vouchers, - - -- £. 590 : 04 : 05 

To Conuniilions at Two per Cent. - - - - 11:16:01 

Ballance due to the Province, - - 202:15:06 



frenlen, Afril 18, 1764, 



£. 804: 16 :oo 



J)r. 'J^^s Province of New-Jerfey, in Account current 

"To a Ballance of a billeting Account, as per Votes, fettled Z)f<rf?«^^r 5, 1760, - - /. 30:14:00 

To a BalJance due on a Barrack Account, ai fettled ^r// 18, 1764. - - 393:11:06 



/ 



•£• 424:05=°^ 



^^. B. The Committee appeiftted for re-examining the Accounts of Capt. John/on, deceafed, and of 
Lieut. Sha-iv, is ordered to examine the Eaftern Treafurer's Account ; and if Jofeph TarJ, deceafed, has 
received no Money from that Treafury frnce 1760, they are to draw an Order upon either of the Treafurers 
'(or the Ballance of this Account. 



Ordered, 
That the faid Committee do examine that Matter accordingly. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Johnjion, do go to the Council, and enquire, whether 
they have any further Bufinefs before them ; if not, that this Houfe propofcs to apply 
to his Excellency for a Difmiffion. 

Mr. 



Dr. The Province of New-Jerfey, to Henry Fiiher, as Commiffioner to pay the New- 

To Col. Hutu's Company to Amount, per Vouchers, - - - /. 227 : 10 : 09 

To Lieut. Col. Af' Z)an/f/'s Company, per Ditto - - ' - - 249:10:06 

To Capt. Ttnhrook'i Company, per Ditto, . _ - . 101 :oi :o9 

To Capt. Ccrytl's Company, per Ditto, - - - - - 85 : 00 : 00 

To Capt. ZJa^/os's Company, per Ditto. - - - - - 173:03:09 

•To Capt. T^oOTfl/ ^o.iw_/oB's Company, per Ditto, - - - - 190:13:05 

To Capt. Faulkner's Company, per Ditto, • - - - - 47 : 1 3 : 09 

To his Commiffions at two per Cent. - - - - -21:10:00 

Ballance due to the Province. - • • - - 12 : 04 : 03 



£. I loS: 08 ; 00 \ 



If. B. The Committee appointed for re-e.xamining the Accounts of Capt. Thomas John/on, deceafed, and 
of Lieut, Shatxi, are ordered to examine the Eaftern Treafurer's Account, relative to the aboic 
Account and make Report to the next Sellions of this Houfe. 



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Cloathing the Reghnent. per Contra Cn 

1760, Marf,& 31. By Carti received of 5'««Hf/5OTV^, Efq; Trcafurer, - jf . 200 : 00 : 00 

Jpril 23. By Ditto of Dirto. .... 202:i6:o(» 

May 29. By Ditto of Ditto. i ^ - _ ■ ^02 : 00 : 00 

£. 804: 16 :oo 



We the Committee on publick Accounts^ have carefully examined the above Account and Vouchers rela- 
tive thereto, and do find a Ballance due to the Province of Ne-w-Jer/ey, from the Eflate of Jofefh 
Yard, Efq; deceafed, of Two Hundred and Two Pounds, Fifteen Shillings and Six Peace, 

Joseph Borden, jun. 
I 1-Iendrick Fisher, 

George Reading, 
John Lawrence. 



with Jofeph Yard, deceafed^ per Contra Cr; 

By a Ballance due for Cloathing xht Neuu-yer/ey Regiment., as fettled per Votes, 

Noiiem.2i, 1760 - . . . _ - /. 67:07:00^ 

By Ballance due for Ditto, as fettled y4'/r/7 18, 1764, fee Votes, - - 202:15:06 

Ballance due to the Eilate of Jojeph Yard, deceafed, - - - 154:02:11^ 

£. 424 : 05 : 06 

We the Committee on publick Accounts, have carefully examined the Accounts and Vouchers oi Jofeph Yard, 
deceafed, and do find a Ballance due to his Executors, of one Hundred and Fifty Four Founds, Tw« 
Shillings and Eleven Pence half Penny, from the Province of New-Jerfey. 

Joseph Borden, jun. 

Hendrick Fisher, 

Burlington, June 19, 1765. George Reading, 

John Lawrence. 



Mr. Laivrence reported, that Mr. Johnfton and himfelf, went to the Council ac^ 
cordingly, who faid, that they had no further Bufinefs before them. 

Mr. Reading, from the Comniittee on pubhck Accounts, made the following Re- 
port; to which the Houfe agreed. 



^srky Regiment for the Month of 'November, 1762, per Contra Cr; 

1763, June 3. By Cafti received of 5/ir/^f» 5/4/«nCT-, Efq; Treafurer, - - /. 300:00:00 

II. By Ditto of Ditto, - . . * 144:18:00 

16. By Ditto of Samud Smith, Efq; Treafurer, 200:00:00 

27. By Ditto of Stephen Skinner, Efq; . . , . 103:10:00 

Julj 6. By Ditto of Ditto, . . - . _ 360:00:00 



£. 1 108 :o8 :oO 



By Ofiicers and Soldiers remaining unpaid, to the Amount of /. 70 : 15 : 00, as appears by 
tlie Mufler Rolls, who when paid, and Vouchers produced, fhall be allowed to faid 
Henry Fijher. 

We the Subfcfibers on the Committee on publick Accounts, having carefully examined the above, and 
Vouchers relative thereto, do report the fame as above ftated. 

George Reading, 
June 20, 1765. John Hart, 

Theunis Dey. 

i B I lfcl ■!■ ■■!— ^■■■i^ll IMII li T mIHI llllll I !■■■■■ II—IM— I— ■■■ I Ip^ 

Ordered, 



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Ordered, 
That the faid Conimittce do examine that Mattel- accordingly. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Spker and Mr. Brrdai, Ao wait on his Excellency, and acquaint him, 
thaj: this Houle have gone through tii^n^ufineis before them, and defire his Excellency 
will be pleafed to pais the Bills bciore him, and dilmils the Houle. 

The Houle adjournal till Three P. M, 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Spicer reported, that Mr. Borden and himfelf, waited on his Excellency, ac- 
cording to Order, who was plealed to lay, the Houfe fhould hear from him. 

A Mefiage from his Excellency by Mr. Secretary Read. 

* Mr. Speaker, 

'* His Excellency is in tTie Council Chamber, and requires the Attendance of the 
* Houfe.' 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and, with the Houfe, waited upon his 
Excellency, who was pleafed to give his Afient to the following Bills, enabling the 
'idme, viz. 

1 . J;i A&i for the Support of Government of his Majeftfs Colony of New-Jerfey, to 
commence the ziji Dayof May, 1765, and to ejid the iiji Day of May, 1766; and 
4a difcharge the publick Debts and contingent Charges thereof. 

2. dn Axfl to provide for the Pay of the New-Jerfey Regiment, from theFirJi Day of 
■November, 1764, to the zoth Day of December following ; and for other Purpcfes 
therein mentioned. , ' . 

3. An Aft to enahle the Treaftirers of this Colony, or either of them, to receive and 
faj certain Sums of Money therein mentioned^ and give a proper Difcharge for the -Sum 
received. 

4. An A(5t for coIleSling and fecuring the Books of Mortgages, formerly ke^t by the 
Ltan Offices in the fever al Counties of this Province. ' ' ■ ' 

5. An AA for the Relief of Infolvent Debtors. 

6. An Aft to revive and amend an A£l, entitled, An AB to raife a Fund for defraying 
Damages done by Dogs in the Province of New- Jerfcy. . ■ 

y. An Aft to explain and amend an Act, entitled, A Supplementary A£l to the Aft, 

■entitled^ An ASf to regulate the Size of Traps, feV. and to prohibit the fFatchirig with 
a Can in the Night Jinie, and other Purpofes therein mentioned. 

8. Ah A&. to alter fo much of -the Road leading from Elizzbcth-Town, to the Point 
■constxoifly called Elizabeth-Town Point, as goes through the Tra£l called the Point 
TraSf, and laying out a Jlrait Road through the faine. 

9. An Aft to repair the publick Roads in the TotvnfJnp c/ Cheftcrfield, /« the 
County of Burlington, by a Tax on the Inhabitants of the fame. 

~ — «o. i^» Aft -appointingCommiffioners to take Care cf, and Let the Barracks ereUei 
in this Colony of New-Jerfcy, at fuch Times as the fame fjall not be needed for the Ufe 
of Soldiers ; and to fell fuch Articles contained therein, as are perijbabls, and have been 
fur chafed at the Expcnce of the faid Colony. 

■■ 1,1 . A Supplement to an AH paffed in the Firft Yiar of King George the Third, intitled. 
An Aft for building and maintaining a Bridge over Cooper's Creek, and rebuilding and 
maintaining other Bridges on the great Roads Jrom Burlington County to Cooper'^ Ferries j 
and for keepifig tbi new Roxd from Burlington to faid Ferries in Repair. 

J. 2. An Aft for preventing Frauds by Mortgages, which fhall be made and executed 
i^tfr the Firfz Day <;/ January, 1766. 
' ■ ' I'X. An 



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i^- ^» Ad for granting a Bounty upon the raiftng of F.lax and Hemp, and planting 
vf Malbi^ryTreesin this Colony for raifiiig of Raw Silk. 

_ 14. ^ Sut^pkraentary Jn to the A£l, entiiled. An Aft for preventing the TVaJie of 
"^liriiber^ Pine and Cedar Trees and Poles within this Province of New-Jerfey, and to 
Ity a Duty upon all Pipe and Hogjhead Staves exported out of the fame, to any of the 
Mei^hbcuririg Colonies. 

15. A Supplementary Act to the Act, entitled, An A£l for refiraining the burning of 

the IFcods, Mayjhes and Meado-jjs. 

1 6. An A& to amend and revive an A£l^ entitled. An Aft for better fettling and re- 
gulating tie Militia of this Colony cf New-Jerfey, for the repelling Invafions, and fup- 
prtffng InfurreStions and Rebellivnsi 

17. An Act to regulate the Method of taking Fifh in the River Delaware, and to 
prevent Obflrutiions in the Navigation thereof, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. 

iS. An Aft to fipprrfs Fairs ifi the Town of Greetiv/ich. 

19. An A&: for appointing CommiJ/iotiers to view the Ground, and report to the next 
Seffwn of General Af[emhly, of the Practicability of laying out flrait Roads through certain 
Parts of the Province of New-Jerfey, and for eftabli/hinga Fund to defray the Expenct 
cf the fame. 

20. An Aft to indemnify the Treafurers of this Province, or either of them, for the 
Sum of Two Hundred Pounds, to be lent for the Relief of the Inhabitants of the County 
cf Siiflix. 

21. A Supplementary A£t to an AEt, entitled. An Aft for regulating Conjlables and 
Vendues, and for better regulating Taverns. 

22. An Aft for building d Stone Bridge over Affahpink, near Robert Lettis Hooper'i 
mils. 

23. An A6i for laying out a Road from Newark, in the County 0/ Eflex, to the 
publick Road lending from Bergen Point to Paulus Hook, on Hudfon'j River, in the 
County of Bergen ; and for the ereSling and eftablifiing Ferries acrofs the Rivers Paflaick 
and Hackinfack. 

24. An Aft to conflitute and make Croflwicks Creek a good and lawful Fence, from 
the Place known by the Name of Watfon'j Ferry, down to the Mouth of the fame. 

25. An Aft to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of the Marfj and Swamp lying on a 
fmall Creek called Newport, between the Townfhips of Stow-Creek and Greenwich, irt 
the County of Cumberland, to ereSi and maintain a Bank, Dam, and other Water Works 
acrofs the faid Creek, in order to prevent the Tide frotA cvej-flowing the fanu. ; 

26. An Aft to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of the Meadow and Swamp, lying on 
Little Mantua Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, to keep up and maintain the Dam, 
Bank and other Water Works acrofs the faid Creek, and to keep the Water Courje thereof 
open and clear. 

27. An AQ9 for building and maintaining a Draw Bridge over Kiccoon Creek, in the 
Cc««/>' c/ Gloucefter, near the Mouth of faid Creek. 

28. An Aft to enable the Owners and Poffcffor? of the Meadows lying on Newtown 
Creek, near the Head thereof, in the County of Gloucefter, to repair and maintain a Bank, 
and other Wata' Works, heretofore ereSted and made acrojs the faid Creek, and to keep 
the former Water Ccurfe cf the faid Creek open and clear. 

29. An Aft to prevent V/afte frar.i being committed upon the Common Land allotted 
fo the Patent of Seacaucus, ;;; the Corporation cf Bergen. 

T 30. J^ 



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5g. ^-^ A(ft lo emlktlc Prcprietcrs and C'siias cftke Mecdc^s on Efilfconckcr Birch 
Creck-^ to deepm end widen the J'aid Creek, from an old Mill Dam Jcrmerly ozviied by 
Job Lippincott, to the Forks, and from thence zip the South or Matacopenny Branch, 
as far as the loixier Pert cf Barkcr'j Land, and up the North cr Petticoat Branch, as 
fur as the Head of ^\s.ck.'s Place, occupied iy Benjamin Gibbs. 

31. Jn Aft to enable the Reverend Mr. Colin CampBell, the prefent ReSlor of Saint, 
J»/laryV Church in Burlington, with the Church-lVardens and yeftry-M<n of faid Churchy 
or the major Part of ihem, to fell Izvo Hundred and Six Acres of Land in Somerfet 
County, de-vifed to the Minijlry of f aid Church ; and to enalle Trujlees to put the fame 
to Interefi, until a convenient Glebe can be purchafed near the faid Church; and other Pw- 
pofes therein mentioned. 

32. An Aft to enable the Honourable Charles Read, Efq; to ereH a Dam eve)' Batfto-;v 
Creek, and alfo to enable John Eftell to creti a Dam over AtHon River. 

2'^. A Supplementary A&. to feveral former ASls of this Province, for enabling the 
'Owners, Proprietors and Poffefforsof the Meadows on Burlingron Creek, including Chrifto- 
pht^r Wetherill's, Jofeph Nobls'j, andfuch Part of D<\me\Sm\.xh's, as formerly belonged 
to his Father Daniel Smith, deceafed, and extending from thence to the Lower- Sluice Bank^ 
called and known by the Name of the Lower-Sluice Company, to fupport and maintain the 
Banks, Sluices and Flood-Gates already wade, ereSi and make fiicb new Ones as may be 
neceffary for draining the faid Meadows. 

34. An Aft to naturalize John Houzc, Peter Hendrick Striepers, John Herbergs, 
John William Pollman, and Peter Kurtz> 

35. An Aft for regulating the Practice of the Law, and other Purpcfes therein-men- 
tioned. 

And then his Excellency prorogued the Houfe, to jr?<^irt)' the Sixth of ^k^/(/? next, 
then to meet at Perth-Amboy. 



B 



Y Virtue of an Order of the Houfe, I do appoint yajnes 
Parker to print thefe Votes. 

ROBERTOGDEN, 

Speahsr. 



VOTES 



AND 



PROCEEDING S 



O F T H E 



General AiTembly 



O F T H E 



Province of NEW -JERSEY. 



At a SESSION of General Assembly, began at 
BURLINGTON, November 26, 1765, and 
continued till the 30th following. 

Being the Twelfth Seffion of the Twentieth AfTembly of NEW- 

JERSET. 







Burlington, in NEW-JERSEY: 

Printed by James Parker, Printer to the King's Moft Excellent 

Majeft}', for the Province. 

M.DCC.LXV. 



p 



Votes of the General Jjfembly, 



BURLINGTON, Tuesday, November 26, 1765. 

U R S U A N T to His Excellency's feveral Prorogations of the General Aflemblf ; 
from Time to Time, to this Day, the Houfe met, and adjourn'd till To- 
morrow Morning. 



'O' 



Wednejday, November 27, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Learning and Mr. Hogbland, do wait upon his Excellency, and acquaint 
him, that a fufficient Number of Members to proceed on Bufuiefs arc met, and ready 
to receive any Thing he may pleafe to lay before them. 

Mr. Learning reported, that Mr. Hoghland and himfclf waited on his Excellency, 
according to Order, who was pleafed to fay. That he had no pardcular Commands of 
the Crown, or other publick Bufinefs, which made a Meedng of the Legiflature 
immediately neceflary ; but that he had with the Advice of the Council, fummoned 
the General Affembly to meet at this Jundure, upon a Requeft in Writing, from the 
Speaker and Nine Members of the Houfe of Reprefentatives ; and that he was now- 
ready to receive any Thing they had to communicate for the Advantage of the Province. 

Mr. Learning informed the Houfe, that Jacob Spicer,E{q; late one of the Members 
for Cape May, is deceafed. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Speaker do iflue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a 
Writ, for the Eledion of a Member for Cape-May, in the Room of Mr. Spicer. 

Mr. Cofjp^r informed the Houfe, thdX Samuel Clement, Efqj late one of the Members 
for Gloucejhr, is deceafed, 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Speaker do fign a Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a 
Writ, for the Eledion of a Member for Gloucejier, in the Room of Mr. Clement. 

Reune Runyon, Efq-, being returned a Reprefentanve, to ferve in the General 
A.flembly, for the County of Middle/ex, in the Stead of Samuel Nevill, Efq; late 
deceafed, and now attending, was admitted into the Houfe, and duly qualified, before 
t\\tYlonov\v3b\t Charles Read, Efqv ?ind Cortland Skinner, Efq; thereto authorized by^ 
Dedimus potejiatem. 
Ordered, 

T^"' Mr, Runyon do take his Scat in the Houfe. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 

Thurfday^ 



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Thurjday^ Nove7?iher 28, 1765* 

The Houfe met. 

The Speaker having offered to refign his Seat, with the Leave of the Houfe, pre- 
fented a Paper, containing the Reafons for the Houfe being called, atid his Requeft to 
refign his Seat ; which being read, the Houfe adjourn'd for an Hour, that the Members 
might confidcr of "the Speaker's Propofal. 

The Houfe met. 

And the Paper offered by Mr. Speaker, being again read and confideredj 

Refolved, Nemine Contradictnte, 
That the faid Refignation be accepted ; and that faid Paper be entered upon thd 
Journals of this Houfe j and thei'ame is as follows : 

Gentlemen^ 

* 'T'HE prefent Meeting is in Confequence of the Application of myfclf and feveral 

* Members of this Houfe, to his Excellency •, who was pleafcd at our Defire to 

* appoint it. The Houfe have now an Opportunity to confider deliberately on the 

* beft Methods to procure Relief from the late Adts of Parliament ; an Affair of as 

* delicate a Nature, and of as much Importance, as ever came before the Reprefentatives 

* of this, or any other Colony. 

• ' The Gentlemen appointed to attend at the Congrefs at New-Tork, will lay before 

* you, the feveral Addreffes agreed to there-, whereby you may judge, whether our 

* joining in the general Addreffes is fo likely to produce an Alleviation of the Burthens 

* we fo juftly complain of. 

* I was clearly of Opinion, that feparate Addreffes from each Colony, would have a 

* greater Probability of fucceeding ; and therefore I declined figning them ; confidering 

* that as a Majority of your Commiffioners had joined therein, the Province would 

* partake of all the Benefits refulting from the general Addreffes ; and if this Houfe 

* fhould not adopt the Sentiments of the Congrefs, they might be at Liberty to make a 

* feparate Application to the Crown. 

' I am fo unhappy as to find, that my Condutft, which was- the Confequence of this 

* Opinion, formed on the moft deliberate, impartial, anddifintereftcd Reafoning on the 

* Subjeft, has been put in an unfavourable Light, and has made me the Object of too 

* general a Refentment: I trult, that Providence will in due Time make the Redlitude of 

* my Heart, and my inviolable Affcdion to my Country, appear in a fair Light to the 

* World; and that my fole Aim was the Happinefsof Neiv-Jerjey. But as atprefenc 

* there appears a great Diffatisfaftion at my Conduft, that has fpread even among fome 

* of my Conftituents, whom I have fcrved many Years in General Affembly, to the 

* Utmoft of my Abilities ; I beg Leave of the Houfe, to refign my Seat in it ; whereby 

* my Conftituents may have an Opportunity of fending another Perfon in my Room, 

* who may adl more agreable to their prefent Sentiments ; tho' I am well affured, that no 

* Perfon can be found, who will ftudy their Welfare more fincerely, nor purfue it with 

* more Steadinefs or Integrity than I have done : I thank them for the Confidence their 

* frequent Eledions has fhewn they placed in me, and which I never abufed; and 

* hope, that thofe with whom I have differed in Opinion, will have Charity enough to 

* impute it to Error in Judgment only, to which all Men are liable. As I have fre- 
' quently experienced the good Difpofition of this Houfe towards me, I hope they will 

* indulge me, by accepting the Refignation of my Seat in the Houfe; and with ordering 

* this fhort and true Account of my Conduft, to be entered on their Journals. 

Whereupon Mr. John Lawrence and Mr. Johitfton were defired by the Members, to 
wait on his Excellency, and acquaint him with the Refignation of the Speaker, and 
'defire Leave to choofe another. 

Mr. 



Is) 

Mr. Lawn»ce reported, that Mr. yohfr/lon and himfclf delivered the above Meffage 
to his Excellency, who was pleafed to fay, the Houfe might proceed to the Choice of a. 
Speaker. 

Whereupon the Members proceeded to the Choice oF a Speaker, and unanimouQy 
chofe Cortland Skinner, Elq ; who was conduded to, and placed in the Chair accord- 
ingly- 

Ordered, 

That Mr. Miller and Mr. R. Lawrence, dd wait on his Excellency, and defire ta 
know, when he will be waited on by the Houfe, to prefent their Speaker for his Appro- 
bation. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe rfiet. 

Mr. Mller reported, that Mr. Lawrence and himfelf waited on his Excellency, 
according to Order, who was pleafed to fay, the Houfe Ihould hear from him this 
Afternoon. 

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary Read. 

Gentlemen, His Excellency is in the Council Chamber, ready to receive the Prefent ation of 
your Speaker, 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait upon his 
Excellency : And being returned, Mr. Speaker rcfumed the Chair, and reported, that 
the Houfe had prefented him to his Excellency, who was pleafed to approve of their 
Choice. 



A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary Read. 



Gentlemen, 

i '^HE Secretary will lay before you a Letter I have received from the Governor of 
^ei/ec, with an Account of the Lofs fuftained in the City of Montreal by the 

* late dreadful Fire. The Cafe of the unhappy Sufferers is truely deplorable,' and 

* cannot fail exciting in every humane Bread the utmoft Compaffion. Private Contri- 

* butions can avail but little where the Lofs is fo very confiderable. Applications are 

* therefore made to the Legiflatures of the feveral Colonies ; and it is not to be doubted^ 

* but that from Motives of good Policy, as well as of Religion and Humanity, they 

* \yill think it highly expedient to grant fomc Relief to our new FcUow-Subjeds in thac 

* Province. 

' Burlington, Nov. 28,1765. IF. F RAN KLIN* 

Which, with the Papers relating thereto, vi^erc read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker do iflue his Wartaht to the Clerk of thft Crown, to make out a 
Writ, for the Eleflion of a Member for EJex, in the Room of Robert Ogden, Efqj 
who has refigned. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Jcfeph Burr, Cbrijiopher WetheriU^ 
and Edzvard Brooks, of Burlington, fctting fortli, that in the Month of July laft, the 
Petitioners, among others, were robbed of fundry valuable Goods, by three armed 
Men, who went by the Names of 7''^-''' 7''^'?,'^*«) John Feagan, a.nd John Grimes; and 
that for the Seizure of the Robbers, the Petitioners offered confiderable Rewards j 
whereupon Benjamin Davis, John Robins, and fundry other Pcrfons, did go in Queft of, 
and at the Peril of their Lives, did feize and convey to Goal the faid Robbers ; who 
were foon after convided and executed: That the faid Davis, Robins, and others, 

B knowing 



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knowing that the Petitioners have already been great Siiflferers,- have fhewn an^Unwil- 
lincrncfs to receive tlie Rewards offered ; and as the Petirioners and many others conceive, 
that they oiiglittobe publickiy rewarded for their piibhck Spirit and Courage, they 
fubmit thePreniiles to the Wifdomof theHoufe; which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry Freeholders, Inhabitants of 
Pifcataway, in the County of Middlcfex, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, fetting 
forth, divers Hardlhips and Inconveniencies the Petitioners will iuffer if the Roads fhaji 
Be laid out, as propofed by the Adt pafied laft Ssflion, for appointing Commifiionerstp; 
view the Ground, and report the Practicability of running certain ftrait Roads through 
this Province; and praying Relief in the Premifes. 

And another Petition from Woodhridgc, in the fame County, to the like Purpofe» 
was prefented ; both which were read, and ordered fecond Readings. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning. 
Friday^ November 29, 1765. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Fijiier, one of the Committee appointed to attend the late Congrcfs, at New-Tofk,- 
made the following Report, -jiz: 

'■Mr.Ogden, Mr. 5(;ri^« and myfelf, being requefted by a Number of the Members 

* of this Houfe, convened at the Ploufe of Mr. Sproid, in the County of Middle/ex, to, 
' meet the Congrefs then fitting at Nr^-Tork ; and to join in fuch Meafures as might be 

* likely to obtain a Repeal of the late alarming Afts of Parliament, particularly that 
' called the Stamp- Aft ; did accordingly repair to New-Tork, and joined faid Congrefs, 

* and came to the following Conclufions. 

' And, firft, agreed upon a Set of Rcfolves, or rather Declarations, of the moft elTcntial 
' Rights of the Colonies. 

' Secondly, On an humble and dutiful Addrefs to his Majefty,"and both Houfes of 

* Parliament ; which Mr. Bcrdtn and myfeif, joined in figning, in Behalf of this 

* Colony ; and one Copy was tranfmitted before the Congrefs broke up, and the other, 

* Gentlemen undertook to fend the others ; which we expert they have done accordingly -,, 

* and we arc now ready to report the Proccedi.igs, when the Houfe will be plcafed to, 

* receive them.* 

Ordered, 
That the faid Report be made immediately. 

Mr. Fijher then reported the Proceedings of the Congrefs ; which were read, ahd 
the further Confideration thereof, is referred till the Afternoon. 

t 
The Houfe adjourned till Two P. M. 

The Ploufe met. 

The Houfe, according to Order, refuming the Confideration of the Proceedings at the 
late Congrefs at Nezv-Tork ; * 

Refolvedy Nemine Contradicente, 
That this Houfe do approve of the Proceedings of the Congrefs zx.Nevj-Tcrk ; and that 
the Thanks of this Houfe be given to Hendrick Fijher and Jcftpb Borden, Efquircs', for 
their faithful andjudiciousDifchargeof the Truft repofed in them. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker gave the Thanks of the Houfe tothofe Gentlemen accord- 
ingly, being in their Places. 

To which the Gentlemen made the following R«ply> delivered bv Mr. Fijher y 

Mr. 



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•■ Mr. Speaker, 

' Mr. Borden and myfelf beg Leave to aflure this Houfe, that in the Trufl: rcpofeci 

* in us, we have done no more than what was our indifpenfible Duty ; and that we feel 

' ourfelves exceedingly happy, that what we have done, isfo unanimoufly approved of 

' by this honourable Houfe. - - 

. On a Motion made, 
Ref'Jved, 

That Mr. Speaker, PvTr. Johfijlon, Mr. J. Lavirence, and Mr. Cooper, be added to 
the Committee appointed to correfpond with the Agent of this Colony, in Great -Britain. 

'" Rejolved, 

That the Committee of Correfpondence, impowered by Law to draw upon the Trea-^ 
fury for Provincial Services, be defired to make a Draught for One Hundred Pounds 
Sterling, and put it into the Hands of Mr. Speaker, yiv.iVetherill, and Mr. yohnjhn^ 
to be by them tranfmitted to the Agent of this Colony ; to be applied in foliciting the 
Repeal of the Stamp-Adt, and fuch other late Afts ofParhament as particularly affcdt 
fhe Trade of the Northern Colonies ; and direft the Agent to confult with the Agents of 
the other Colonies, in particular with Dennis De Bert, Efq -, fpccial Agent for the Majfa' 
chufetts-Bay. 

■ Mr. Smith, otic of the Commiffioners of Correfpondence, laid before the HoUfe, 
Copies of fundry Letters he had lately fent to the Agent, in order to promote the Repeal 
6f the Aft commonly called the Stamp- Aft, and other Afts affeftingthc Trade of the 
Colonies J which were read, and approved of. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Mornine-. 






Saturday J Novejnber 30, 1765^ 

The Houfe met. 

The Petition of 'Jofeph Burr, Chrippher Wethefill, and Edward Brooks, was read 
the fecond Time. 
Refolved, 

That this Houfe, will at the next Sedions, make proper Compenfation to Jokn 
Robini, BeKJamin Davis, and the other Perfons concerned with them, for their extra- 
ordinary Aftivity and Refoludon, in purfuing and apprehending John Jobnjion, John 
Feagan, and John Grimes, three notorious Felons ; and delivering them up to Juftice. 

' Whereas the late Aft of Parliament, called the Stamp- Aft, is found to be utterly 
fubverfive of Privileges inherent in, and originally lecured by Grants and Confirmanons 
from the Crown ol Great-Britain, to the Settlers of this Colony: In Duty therefore to 
ourfelves, our Conftituents and Pofterity, this Houfe thinks it abfolutely neceffary to 
leave the following Refolvcs on our Minutes. 

1. Refolved, NemineContradicente, 

That his Majefty's Subjcfts inhabinng this Province, are, from the (Irongeft Motives 
of Duty, Fidelity, and Gratitude, inviolably attached to his Royal Pcrfon and Govern- 
ment ; and have ever fhewn, and we doubt not ever will, their utmoft Readinefx and 
Alacrity for acceeding to the conftitutional Requifitions of the Crown, as they have been 
from Time to Time made to this Colony. 

2. Refolved, Nem. Con. 

That his Majefty's liege Subjefts in this Colony, are endtled to all the inherent 
Rights and Liberties of his natural born Subjefts, within the Kingdom of Great' 
Britain. 

3. Refolved 



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. .-, 3- Refolved, Nem. Con. 

That it is infeparably effential to the Freedom of a People, and the undoubted Riglit 
of Englinimcn, that no Taxes be impofcd on them, but Vvith their owrt Confent,' 
given perfonally or by their Reprefent'atives. 

4. Refched, Nem. Con. 

That the People of this Colony are not, and from their remote Situation cannot fee 
reprefented in the Parliament of Great-Britain; and if the Principle of taxing the 
Colonies without their Confent, fhould be adopted, the People here would be fubjeded 
to the Taxation of two Legiflatures ; a Grievance unprecedented, and not to be thought 
of without the greateft Anxiety. 

5. Refolved, Nem. Con. 

That the only Reprefentatives of the People of this Colony, are Perfons cKofen by 
themfclves; and that no Taxes ever have been, of can be impofed on them, agreeable 
to the Conftitution of this Province, granted and confirmed by his Majefty's moft 
gracious Predeccflbrs, but by their own LegiQaturc. 

6. Refolved, Nem. Con^ 

That all Supplies being free Gifts ; for the People oi Great'-Britain to grant to his 
Majefty the Property of the People of this Colony, without their Confent, and being 
reprelented -, would be unreafonable, and render ufelefs Legiflation in this Colony in, 
the moft eflential Point. 

7. Refolved, Nem. Con. 

That the Profits of Trade arifing form this Colony, Centering'in Great- Britain, 
eventually contributes to the Supplies granted there to the Crown. 

8. Refolved, Nem. Con. 

That the giving unlimitted Power to any Subjert or Subjedls, to impofc what Taxes 
they pleafe in the Colonies, under the Mode of Regulating the Prices of Stampt Vellum, 
Parchment and Paper, appears to us unconftitutional, contrary to the Rights of the 
Subjeft, and apparently dangerous in its Confequences. 

9. Refolved, Nem. Con. 

That any Incumbrance, which in EfFcdt reftrains the Liberty of the Prefs in America^ 
is an Infringement upon the Subjects Liberty. 

10. Refolved, Nem. Con. 

That the Extention of the Powers of the Court of Admiralty within this Province, 
beyond its antient Limits, is a violent Innovation of the Right of Tlials by Jury, — a 
Right which this Houfe, upon the Principles of their Britip Anceftors, hold moft dear 
and invaluable. 

1 1 . Refolved, Nem. Con. 

That as the Tranquility of this Colony hath been interrupted through Fear of the 
dreadful Confequences of the Stamp- Aft, that therefore the Officers of the Govern- 
ment, who goon in their Offices for the Good and Peace of the Province in the accu- 
ftomed Manner, while Things are in their prcfent unfettled Situation, will, in the 
Opinion of this Houfe, be encituled to the Countenance of the LegillatUre-, and it is 
recommended to our Conftituents, to ufe what Endeavours lie in their Power, to preferve 
the Peace, Quiet, Harmony, and Good-Order of the Government, that no Heats, 
Difordcrs or Animofities, may in the leaft obftruft the united Endeavours that are now 
ftrongly engaged for the RepeaUng the Ad abovementioned, and other Ads affefting 
the Trade of the Colonies. 

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His Excellency's Meflage of Thurfday laft, relating to the Fire at Montreal, was 
read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 
That the Confideration thereof be deferred till next Seffion. 

The feveral Petitions from Pifcata'-iVay and Woodhridge, relating to the new propofed 
Roads, were read the fecond Time ; and the Confideration thereof is referred till next 
Seflion. 

Mr. John Allen, late one of the Barrack Mafters at 'Trenton, laid his Accounts before / 
the Houfe. 

Ordered, 

That the faid Accounts be referred to Mr. J. Laurence and Mr. Borden, to fettle in 
the Vacation, and make Report to the next SelTion. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker, Mr. Johnfton, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Hart, do enquire and report 
to the next SelTion, what Wages are allowed by the feveral Colonies, T.o their Deputies, 
at the late Congrefg at New-Tork, that the Houfe may be enabled the better to judge of 
the proper Compenfation to be made to the Deputies from this Colony. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Ifaac Bunting, and others, praying, 
for the Reafons therein contained, Relief from Part of the Law paffed laft Seffion tor 
clearing out Ajfifconk Creek ; which was read, and referred for Confideration at the nexc 
Seffion. 

Ordered, 
That the feveral Members do inquire into the Inconveniencies of the Infolvent Ad:, 
and report the fame to the next Seffion. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Borden and Mr. Jobnjion, do wait on the Council, and defire to know, 
■whether they have any Bufinefs before them ; if not, that this Houfe propofes to apply 
to his Excellency for a Difmiffion. 

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Johnfton and himfclf had perform.ed the above Order, 
and the Council fay, they have Nothing before them. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fijher and Mr. J. La-ivrence, do wait upon his Excellency, and in Anfwer 
to his Me flTage relating to the Fire at Montreal, acquaint him, that the Houfe having 
met at this Time upon particular and very important Bufinefs, think it neceffary to defer 
the Confideration of that Matter, till the ufual Time of doing Bufinefs : That the 
Houfe thank his Excellency for giving them this Opportunity, and having gone through 
what was immediately neceffary, defire he will be pleafed to difmifs them. 

Mr. Lcjurence reported, that Mr. Fifoer and himfelf had waited upon his Excellency 
with the Meffage of the Houfe, who was pleafed to fay, the Houfe Ihould hear from 
him in about an Hour. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M, 

The Houfe met. 
A Meffage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary Read, 

Mr. Speaker, His Excellency is in the Council Chamber y and requires the immediate Atten- 
' dance of the Houfe, 

C Whereupon 



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Wliereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Hoiife went to wait upon his 
Excellency, who was pieafed to make the following Speech : And then prorogued the 
Houfe, to the 3 lit of Dece:nbar next, then to meet at Perth- Amboy. 

' Gentlemen of the AJfembly, 

> r*l~>HE Concern I have for the Welfare of this Province, as well as a Senfe of 

I ' my Duty to the Crown, will no: permit me to pais over in Silence the late 

-*- ' unprecedented, irregular, and unconlticutional Meeting of a Number of 

' your Members, at Ar.ihoy. No Part of my Conduct, iince my Refidence 

' ^mong you, could, I am fure, have given you the leait Reafon to imagine that I would 

* any \Vays obftruft the Channel of Communication between the good People of this 
' Province and their Sovereign. The having Recourfc, therefore, to fuch an Expedi- 

* ent was the more incxculeable as it was entirely unnecelTary. It befides gave a 
' Sandion to the villainous Reports which fome of the principal Officers of a neigbour- 
' ing Proprietary Government had induftrioufly propagated with Regard to me ; and 

* might, at fuch a Juncture, have been produftive of the moft fatal Confequences to 

* myfelfand Family. I am far, however, from thinking that any of the Gentlemen, 

* who were concerned in promoting the late Convention, intended mc any Prejudice by 
*thatMcenng: But a Moment's Reflection muft have convinced them that there was 
' a Danger of its having that Tendency. 

' It. is probable that the Temper of the People, at.the Time, might have made i. 
' ' Meeting of their Reprefcntatives neceffary. But I believe there is not a Man among 

* them, the leaft acquainted with the Nature of Government, who can think it was 
'proper to violate the Principles of the Conftitution on theOccafion. Nothing but 
' extreme NecefTity can ever juftify fuch a Meafure. Every Breach of the Conftitution, 

* whether it proceeds from the Crown or the People, is, in its EfFeds, equally de- 
' ftructive to the Rights of both. It is the Duty, therefore, of thofe who are entruft?d 
' with Government, to be equally careful in guarding againft Encroachments from the 

* one as the other. You muil: be fenfible, that you have now the Happinefs of h.nving a 

* Prince on the Throne, who would not himfelf infringe any of the juft Privileges of 

* his People, nor fuffcr it knowingly to be done by any of his Servants. The Ties of 

* Gratitude and Juftice, If there was no other Confideration, fhould then have induced 
' you to have avoided every Invafion of his juft Prerogatives. 

' I was in Elopes that at your prefent Meeting, you would have thought it yout* 
' Duty, and indeed for your Credit, as a Houfe of Reprefcntatives, either to have 

* difapproved the Conduct of your Members who attended the Convention at Amhcy^ 

* or to have made fome Apology for fo illegal a Proceedure. This Expectation prevented 

* my faying any Thing to you, on the Subject, at the Opening of the Ssffions. But, to 

* my great Surprize, I now find that you have not thought proper to do either the 
' one or the other. 

* Elov/ever popular, Centkmen, you may think this extraordinary Behaviour may 
' prove with your Conftituents, it is my Opinion that the fober difcreet Part of them 
•' will very foon condemn it ; and that the more inconfiderate among the People will do 

* the fame when they have Time to reflect, and to confider cooly their ov/n Intereft. 

* It is the Remark of a very great Man, that " // is a moft infallible Symptom of the 
" dangerous State of Liberty, ivhen the chief Men of a free Country jhew a greater Regard 
*' to Popularity than to their own Judgment." And numerous are the Inftances ia 

* Hiftory which evince the Juftnefs of this Obfervation. 

* I can with Truth, Gentlemen., declare, that it givci me great Pain to be under a 
' Neceflity of finding Fault with any Part of your Conduct : It has, however, in this 
' Inftance, been fo very particular, that I fhould think myfelf unjuftifiable both to his 

* Majefty and the People, were I not to fignify my Difnpprobation of it. And this 

* you may be afilired I fiiould have done by an immediate DilTolution of your Houfe, 

* but that fuch is the critical Situation of Affairs, at this Time, as to render it highly 

* improper for the Province to be without the full Powers of Legiflature. ' Thus 



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' Thus have I, Gentlemen, fpoken my Mind freely to you, as I would wifli you to 
' do to me if I (hould, by any unconftitutional Ad: of mine, give you the like Occafion. 

* I have only to add, that I have the fulleft Confidence in the AfFedions of the People 
•of this Province, which I (hall not fail to cultivate, by a faithful Difcharge of my 
' Duty to the Crown, and a conftant Care of their Rights and Liberties. I truft you 
' will do me the Juftice, in your refpeftive Counties, to make thefe my good Intentions 

* rightly underftood ; and that you will ule your utmofl: Endeavours to calm and heal all 
' Animofities and Divifions, to iupport the Authority of Government, and to prefervc 

* the Peace and good Order of the Province. 



aJMiUmjUUMLIU JitJM T^— I— — H ws 



"OY Virtue of an Order of the Houfe of Aflembly, 
-■--' I do appoint James Parker to print thefe 
Votes. ' ' 

CORTLAND SKINNER, 

Speaker, 



i^lfk. 



I 



VOTES 

AND 

PROCEEDINGS 

O F T H E 

General Affembly 



OF THE 



] Province o^NEPF-jERSE T. 

At a SESSION of General Assembly, began at 
PERTH- AMBOr, Ju?te nth, 1766, and 
continued till the 28 th of the fame Month. 



Being the Thirteenth Seffion of the Twentieth Affembly of 
NEJV-JERSET. 




WooDBRiDGE, in NEW-JERSEY. 

Printed by James Parker, Printer to the King's 
Excellent Maiefty for the Province. 
MDCCLXVI. 



Mofl 



Votes of the General Afembly. 



PERTH-AMBOr, Wednesday, June u, 1766. 

URSUANT to His Excellency's feveral Prorogations of the General Affembly, 
from Time to Time, to this Day, the Houfc met, and adjourned till To- 
morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 




o 



Thurfday^ yum 12, 1766. 

The Houfe met. 

Ordered., 

That Mr. J. La'xrence and Mr. Johnjiony do wait upon his Excellency, and acquaint 
him, that a fufficient Number of Members to proceed upon Bufmefs arc met, and 
feady to receive any Thing he fhall pleafe to lay before them. 

NIr. J. La-xrcnce reported, that Mr. Johifion and himftlf delivered the above 
MefTage to his Excellsncy, v/ho was plealed to fay, the Houfe fhould hear from him 
at Eleven o'Clock. 

Mr. Speaker laid before the Houfe, a Tetter from Mr. Abraham Clark, one of 
the Clerks of the General Affembly, informing him. That the Circumftanccs of 
his Affairs were fuch, that he could not longer attend the Service of the Houfe, as 
their Clerk, and returning the Houfe his Thanks for the favourable Acceptance his 
pafl Endeavours have met with from them. 

Whereupon it is ordered, that Mr. Borden and Mr. Keajbey, do wait on his Ex- 
cellency, and acquaint him, that the Houfe do recommend M.T. Jonathan Deare, as 
one of the Clerks of this Houfe, and requefl his Excellency to grant him a Com- 
miffion for the fame. 

Stephen Cra;:c, Efq-, being returned a Reprefentative, to ferve in the General Aflem- 
bly for the Cour ty of EJfex, in the Stead of Robert Ogden, Efq; who lately refigned 
his Seat in this Houfe. Nicholas Stil-ivell, Efqj being returned a Reprefentative, to 
ferve in the General Affembly for the County oi Cape Ma)\ in the Stead of Jacob 
Spiccr, Efq-, deceafed : And Sf.muel Clement, Efq-, being returned a Reprefentative, 
to lerve in the General Affembly for the County of Gloucejier, in the Stead of Samuel 
Clement, Efq; deceafed; and all of them now attending, were admitted into the 
Houfe, and being duly qualified before Cortland Skinner, Efq; thereto authorifed 
by Dedimus Patefiatem. 
Ordered, 

That they take their Seats accordingly. 

Mr. Borden reported, that in Obedience to the Order of this Morning, Mr. 
Keajbey, and himlelf had v/aited on his Excellency, and acquainted him, that 
this Houfe recommended Mr. Jonathan Deare, to be one of the Clerks of this 
Houfe, and his Excellency was pleafed to fay, he approved of the Recommendation 
of the Houfe, and would order a CommifTion accordingly. 

Refolved, 
That Henry Richards be Door-Keeper to this Houfe. 

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A Meffage from his Excellency by the Deputy Secretary, informing the Houft, 
That his Excellency is in the Council Chamber, and requires the Attendance of the 
Houfc immediately. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait upon 
his Excellency : And being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported. 
That the Houfe had waited upon his Excellency, who was pleafedto make a Speech 
to the Council and Houfe of Aflembly ; of which Mr. Speaker faid he had, toprc- 
veni Miftakes, obtained a Copy ; which by Order of the Houfe was read, and is 
as follows : 

" Gentlemen of the Council, and Gentlemen of the General AJfembly, 

" A LTHOUGH I was defirous to have met you fooner, yet I 
<* ,/~\. poftponed calling you together, till I was enabled to acquaint 
" you of the Determinations of His Majefty and the Britifh Parliament, 
" on the A(fl for granting certain Stamp Duties in America. This 
•' Delay, I imagined, though it made the Seffion fomewhat later in the 
" Seafon than ufual, would be more agreeable to you, than to be put to 
" the Inconvenience of another Meeting on that particular Account. 

*• It gives me great Satisfadion that I have it now in my Power to 
" communicate to you an Adl for the repeal of that Statute, and to pre- 
" fent you with my fmcere Congratulations on the happy Termination of 
" this moft important Affair. 

" You will fee, by the Right Honourable Mr. Secretary Conways. 
" Letter, that fuch is the kind and indulgent Difpofition prev^ailing both 
" in his Majefty and his Parliament, that they are inclined not only to 
" indemnify thofc Perfons who have incurred the Penalties of the Stamp- 
" Aft, but to give the Trade and Intereft of America, every Relief which 
" the true State of our Circumftances may demand or admit. 

" I HAVE likewife received a Copy of an Adl for the better fecuring 
" the Dependency of the Colonies on the Mother- Country. This I (liall 
" order to be laid before you, together with fundry Refolutions of the 
" Honourable Houfe of Commons, exprelTing their Sentiments of thofe 
" late unwarrafltable Tranfaftions, which, unhappily, were too prevalent 
" throughout the Colonies of America. 

" It muft, however, be mentioned to the Credit of Nevj-Jerfey, that 
" no Adt of Outrage or Violence, no Hurt to Perfon or Property, has 
" been committed by the Inhabitants of this Province. The good Effefts 
" which have refulted from fuch Condud, will, no Doubt, afford them 
" great Pleafure in the Refledion. And they may be affured, that I have, 
" from Time to Time, done them the Juftice to make their prudent 
*' Behaviour, in this Refpedl, knov/n to his Majefty's Minifters. 

" But I fhould think myfelf greatly wanting, was I not to take this 
" Opportunity of acknowledging the Services rendered the Crown and this 
" Province by C.iptain Hawker, Commander of His Majefty's Ship 
" Sardoine, who, upon my Requeft, with great Politenefs and Readinefs, 
" undertook the Care and Protedlion of the Stamp'd Papers deftined for 
" New- Je fey. Nor fhould I pafs over without Commendation, the good 

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*' Condud: of you Gentlemen of the Council and General AfTembly, who, 
" together with the Chief Juftice, and other Jullices of the Supreme Court, 
" many of the Juftices of the Inferior Courts, and the moft eminent of 
" the Gentlemen of the Law, have likewife, in your and their rcfpeftive 
" Stations, been greatly inftrumcntal in promoting and preferving the 
" Peace and Order of the Province. 

" Happily, the Storm which for fomc Time paft raged fo violently 
" as to threaten the future Welfare of Great-Britain and her Colonics, 
" is at length fubfided. The Tendernefs, Lenity, and Condefccntion — 
" the Wifdom, Juftice and Equity, which His Majefty and the Parlia- 
** ment have manifefted on this fignal Occafion, cannot but make deep 
" Impreffions upon the Mind oi tvery Xoysl American Subjedl, aud excite 
" the moft lively Returns of Duty and Gratitude. 

" It is needlefs. Gentlemen, I am convinced, for mc to urge any 
^* Arguments to give you a juft Senfe of your particular Duty at this gieat 
** Cnfis ; more efpecially as you will find it fo fully and ably pointed out, 
" in the very excellent Letter from His Majefty's Secretary of State. 

" All I fliall add therefore, is my hearty Wifhes, that there may be, 
" henceforth, an indiflbluble Union of the Hearts of all the King's Sub- 
'" jefts in the Bonds of mutual AfFcdlion, fo that there may remain no 
" other Contention among them, but who fhall exceed the other in con- 
" tributing to advance the general Intereft, Happinefs, and Glory of the 
" Britifi Empire." 

Orderedy 
TTiat hii Excellency's Speech have a ftcond Reading. 

Mr. Smith being indifpofed, bj Letter to the Speaker refigned his Scat io the 
Houfe ; in Confequence of his Majefty'i Royal Direftioni, to be admitted of the 
Council for this Province, in the Room oi James Hade, Efq; deceased. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker do iflue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a 
Writ for eleding a Reprefcntative to ierve in General Affembly for the City of 
Burlington, in the Room of the laid Samuel Smithy Efq. 

The Deputy Secretary delivered the Lettcri and Papers referred to, in his 

Excellency'! Speech. 

The Committee of Correfpondence, laid before the Houfe, fevcral Letters to and 
from the Agent ; which were read, and ordered to lay on the Tabic for the Pcrulal 
ot the Members. 

A Petition was prcfented to the Houfe, from the Juftices and Freeholder* of the 
County i.i Burlington, fetting forth that the Gaol of the faid County, in the City of 
Burlington, is inconveniently fituated. and infufficient tor the Purpoles intended ; and 
therefore praying an Aft of General Affembly to purchafe a Lot of Ground more 
convenient for erecting a Gaol, and fuch other publick Buildings : Which wai read, 
and ordered a fccond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourned till Two P. M. 

The Houfe met, according to Adjournment. 

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A Petition was prefented to tlic Houfe, from the Jiifticcs and Freeholders of the 
"County of Bergen, praying an Aft to recover and appropriate certain Fines laid by a 
Court Martial, in the faid County of Bergen ; which was read, and ordered sl 
fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the 
Towns of Greenwich and Bridgetown^ in the County of Cumberland, and other 
Freeholders and Inhabitants of faid County, fetting forth. That at the firft letthng 
and laying out the faid Towns, fundry Streets and Lanes were left unfold, for the 
Conveniency of thofc who fhould purchafe Lots in faid Towns, which Streets and 
Lanes, cannot be laid out as Highways are -, and therefore praying Relief in the 
Premifes ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Inhabitants of the Townlhips of F<2ir^;/J and Greenwich, in the County of 
Cumberland, having complied with an Order of this Houfe, made the 2 2d of 
'November 1763, and the chofen Freeholders of faid Townfhips of Fairfield and* 
Greenwich, having exhibited a Petidon and Award under their Hands, for eftabl^fli- 
and ereding a Ferry over Cohanfey River, at the Town of Greenwich, undef certain 
Regulations ; the faid Petidon and Award was read, and ordered a fecond Readiog. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Owners of the Saw-Mill* and 
Forges, lying on the South Weft Branch of Ancocas Creek, called Belly-Bridge Branch, 
praying a Law for removing and clearing the Obftrudions in faid Creek, and 
deepening fome particular Places therein ; which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

A Petition was prefented from divers Inhabitants of the County of EJfex, near 
Horfeneck, fetting forth, That a Petition had been prefented to this Houle, tor a Law 
to enable the Petitioners to cut a new Channel for the River Pajfaick ; and fetting 
forth, that fuch new Channel will be very difadvantageous, and therefore praying 
that no fuch Law may pafs ; was read the firft Time, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Two Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from a ccnfiderable Number of tlie 
Inhabitants of the County of EJfex and Bergen, fetting forth, the Necefllty of a 
Bridge over Pajfaick River, from the Land of Walling Van V/inkle, to the Lands now 
belonging to the Congregation of the Reformed Dutch Q\mxQ\\ -ix Ao^iiackanonck, and 
praying an Ad for building the fame ; were read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of the 
County of .B^r^^», praying an Ad to lay out a publick Road, of four Rods wide» 
on the North Side of Bergen Point, along Arthur Cull Bay ; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petidon was prefented to the Houfe, from the Judges, Juftices, and principal 
Freeholders of the County of Gloucejter, praying an Ad so allow the Coroners of tlie 
feveral Counties fufficient Compenfation, for the Trouble of executing the faid Office 
of Ceroner -, which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Owners and PoflefTors of a 
•Qiiantity of Marfli and Meadow, lying on the Weft Side of Raccoon Creek, in the 
County of Gloucejler -, praying an Ad to oblige the Parties concerned, to keep up 
their feveral Shares of the Tide Bank, made in order to improve laid Marfn and 
Meadow ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented from H^ilUam. Gerrard, of the County of Gloucejier, 
praying an Ad to confirm the Agreement between him, and the CommilTioners 
appointed by a late Ad of Aflembly, for building a Toll Bridge over Newton Creek, 

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in t\\z Hiid County, and for laying out a Road, from Liiiie timber Creek, over 
the faid Creek to Cooper's Ferry, and to authorile him to eredt luch nccelTary Build- 
ings, as (hall be thought convenient for him and the Publick ; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. ^^ 

A Petition wasprefented to the Houfe from John Dor fey, fetting forth, That he 
Hath by Application and Study, found the Means of running down Ore into Pig Iron, 
in a Furnace, eredted at a fmall Expence, without the Ufe of Water, Wheel, or 
Bellows ; and praying an Aft to fecure to him a Profit from fuch Difcovery, for the 
Time, and in the Manner ufual in Great-Britain, on«Difcoveries bene&cial to the 
Publick ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourned 'till To-morrow Morning Nine o'ClocJc. 

Friday, "June 13, 1766. 
The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prelented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of the 
Tov^v\^]^oiPijcataway, in the County of Middkfex, for Reaibns therein fet forth, 
praying that an Acl made at the late Sellions, entitled, Jn Aift for the Relief of 
infohent Debtors, may be repealed ; which was read the firft Time, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 



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A Petition v/as prelented to the Houfe, by Robert Milligin, fetting forth. That 
his Brother Thomas Milligin, was a Soldier in the ferfey Regiment, in Capt. William 
Skinner'% Company, that he was taken Priioner at Ofix^ego, and is fmce dead ; and at 
the Time of his Death, had Wag&i due to him, which are not paid, and praying 
that the Houfe will order jhe faid Wages to be paid to him i which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 



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A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of the 
County of Bergen, Proprietors of Seacaucus, praying, that proper Perfons (for the 
Reafons therein fet forth) may be appointed to fettle, and finally determine the feveral 
Rights, Titles and Claims, in the Common Lands of the Townfliip of Bergen; 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented by the Owners and Pofleflbrs of a Parcel of Meadow 
Grounds, lying on the lower Side of Alloway'i Creek, in the County of Salem, pray- 
ing a Law to compel the feveral Owners and PolTeflbrs, to contribute their Proportions 
towards keeping up and maintaining the Banks, Dams, Sluices, and otherneceffary 
Water Works, to prevent the Tide from overflowing the fame ; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented by Edmund Wetherby, and others, praying an A6b to 
enable the Petitioners to bank and drain a Parcel or Trad of Marlh or Meadow 
Land, called A7//^o'j //(jc^- Marlhes, in Lower P^kw's Neck, in the County of .Stf/«/'n 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

His Excellency's Speech was read the fecond Time, and, with the Letters and 
Papers, committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. 

The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Commitee of the whole Houfe, on 
his Excellency's Speech, &:c. After fome Time fpenc therein, Mr. Speaker refumed 
the Chair, and Mr. Fifher, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Com- 
mittee had gone through his Excellency's Speech, &c. and come to feveral Refolu- 
tions ; which by Leave he reported as follows. 

Refolved, 



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■Refohed, 
That an humble, dutiful and loyal Addreis, be prefented to His Majefly, to 
exprt'ls the gratciul Senfe this Houfe entertains ot His Majefty's paternal Gouunrls, 
and their unlcij^ned Thanks, lor His gracious Aflent to uie Aft tor re].eding the 
Stamp- Aft i to which the Houfe agreed. ^i^. 

Refclved, ^^ 

That an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency, in Anfwer to Lis favour- 
able Speech ; to which the Houfe agreed. 

Refclved, 
That the Government tjf fupported for one Year, from the Twenty-fiift of Maj 
laft; to which the Houfe agreed. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fijher, Mr. Cooper, Mr. J. Lawrence, and Mr. Johnjlcn, be a Com- 
mittee to prepare the Draught of an Audreis to His Majtfty. 

Ordered, 
Tliat Mr. PVeiherill, Mr. Miller, Mr. R. Lawrence, and Mr. Borden^ be a Com- 
miccee to prepare th^ Draught ot an Audiels to his £xcelltncy. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Ogden, Mr. Hart, Mr Bcughty, and Mr. Jnderfon, be a Comn.i::ee 
to bri.ig in a Biil, for the Support of Government. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Reading, Mr. Runyon, Mr. Clement, and Mr. Stilwdl, hi a Commi't'-e 
to examine and report what Laws are expired, are near expiring, and vvhat iviattcii 
w^-^re rekrred to this Seffions of Aflembly. 

The Petitioners for building a Bridge over the North Branch of Ei^ 7'.'m'er Crttk, 
in the County oi Cloiucfter, having given Notice, purfuant to an <^ic.^r oi thiS 
Houfe, at the lad Seffions, and no Ubjeftions appearing; 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Praytr of 
their Petition. 

Whereupon Mr. Cooper, in Behalf of the Petitioners, brought in a Ei'l, entitle'!. 
An Aft for building and maintaining a Bridge ever the Nerth Brunch of Gr. at 'i .mbrr 
Creek, in the County cf Gloucciint, at Abraham RoeV Landing; wiach vvuS ledu, 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 



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The Petition of the Inhabitants of the Townfhips of Fairfeld and Creenivicb, in 
the County oi Cumberland, for erefting and eftabiifliing a Ferry ever Cchaajty Ki\'er, 
at tlie Town oi Greenwub,.MnA?r certain Regulations, &c. was read the ic-coud 
Time : And a Petition of Mark Reeves, fetting forth, divers InconvxnieiKci, &c. 
was alfo read. 

Ordered, 

That Mr. Miller, Mr. Kcafu'ey, ana Mr. Clement, do prepare and bring in a Biil. 

Tlie Houfe adjourned till Two P. M. 
The Houfe met according to Adjournment. 

A Petition was prefented from y(7/2p/^ 5;'>-^f«, and others, fttting forth, Trnt.V.'.y 
were appointed by the Juflices and i-'rechoiotrs of the Cuunty ol ctm.ift!, \ nrfoji.c 
to Aft of Affembiy ot this Province, to run the Lines Utwein tue C oiiiuies of 
Middiefex and Scmcrfet, that a Difagree month. id happenrd between thcn\ ui.ii tnoie 
aj po;nted on the Part of MtdJcJtx ; and th.u the act m t'l r iMnrc ot .vi ici'. f,; 7 
were appointed, doth not m^iKe any i'rovili )n in die or luth D.fai.'r-i m nr, ..:vi 
thtreloie piay the Kdiet oi cli.s iw>.uui- ; "».v.icu Wai icaJ, a.:a (.1— n.^ » .>-Coi;d 
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A Petition was prefentcd to the Houfe, by a Number of the Inhabitants of the 
County of Middle/ex, for Reafons therein fet forth, praying an Amendment, or a 
Repeat of an Ad, made at the late SelTions, entitled, Jfi Aft fcr the Relief of 
Infolvent Debtors ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition from the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Greenwich and Bridge-Town, 
in the County of Cumberland, fetting forth, that at the firft fettling and laying out 
laid Towns, fundry Streets and Lanes were left unfold, for the Convenicncy of thofe 
who (hould purchafe Lots in faid Towns ; which Streets, &c. cannot be laid out as 
Highways are, and therefore, praying Relief in the Premifes, was read the fecond 
Time, and ordered to be referred to the nextSeffions of Aflembly. 

The Petidon of the Owners and Pofleflbrs of a Quantity of Marlh and Meadow, 
lying on the Weft Side of Raccoon Creek, in the County of Gloucejler, &c. was read 
the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of their 
Petition. 

Whereupon Mr. Cooper, in Behalf of the Petitioners, brought in a Bill, entitled, 
yln A6t to enable the Owners and Pojfejfors of a certain Body of Meadow and Marfh, 
lying on the Wefierly Side of Raccoon Creek, to keep up and maintain the Banks and 
other Water-Works around the fame, and to conjiitute all Ten Foot Ditches therein law- 
ful Fences i which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. • 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fifher, Mr. J. Lawrence, Mr. Borden, Mr. Johnfton, Mr. Readings 
and Mr. Hart, or any three of them, be a Committee, to ini'peft and lettle all 
publick Accounts, that may come before the Houfe this Seflions, and report the 
fame to the Houfe. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'Clock, 

Saturday, fiine 14, 1766. 

The Houfe met. 

Three Petitions from the Inhabitants of the Towlifhip of Greenwich, in the 
County of Gloucejler, fecnng forth. That the faid Townfliip is fo large, and of fuch 
Extent, that great Inconveniences arife, as well to the Officers for levying the Pro- 
vincial Taxes, is to the Inhabitants, and therefore, praying that the faid Townfhip 
may be divided ; were read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition prefented by Rihert Milligin, was read the fecond Time : Where- 
upon the Houfe taking the fame into Confideration, do refer the Petitioner to the 
CommifTioners appointed by Law for the Payment of Soldiers taken during the 
late War. 

The Petition of the Owners and PofTcfTors of a Parcel of Meadow and Marfh on 
the lower Side of AUoway's Creek, in the County of Salem, was read the fecond 
Time. 

Ordered, 

That they have Leave to bring in a Bill accordiiigly. 

Whereupon Mr. Keafbey, in Uehaif of the Petitioners, brought in a Bill, entitled, 
Jn Adt to enable the Owners and Pcffejfors of the Meadczvs and Sivamps, lying on a 
Branch putting out of Alloway'j Cr^^-^r, in the County of Salem, to keep and maintain 
the Banksy &c. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

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The Petition of Edmund JVetherhy, and others, praying an Ad, &c. to Bank 
and Drain a Tradi: ofMarlh or Meadow, called Kilko\-Hook Marfhes, in Sakm 
Gounty, was read a fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That they have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

Whereupon Mr. Keajbey brought in a Bill, in Behalf of the Petitioners, entitled, 
jIn Afi: to enable the Owners of the Meadows and MarJIoes bounding on Delaware 
River, between Long Point and Kilko Hook, in Lower Penn'j Neck, in Salem 
County, to ftop out the Tide from overflowing the fame ; which was read, and ordered 
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The Petition of the Owners of Saw Mills and Forges, of the South-weft Branch of 
Ancocas Creek, called Belly-Bridge Branch, &c. was read a fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That they have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

Whereupon Mr. Z)o«g-%, in Behalf of the Petitioners, brought in a Bill, entitled. 
An Adb for the Improvement of the Navigation of the South-wefl Branch of Ancocas -, 
which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

The Petition from a Number of the Inhabitants of the County of Bergen^ praying 
an Adl to lay out a Road or publick Highway, on the North Side of Bergen Point, 
•&c. was read the lecond Time. 
Ordered, 
That the Confideration of this Petidon be referlred until Tuefday next, when the 
Houfe will hear all Parties, for and againft the Prayer of the Petitioners. 

Mr. Borden laid before the Houfe two Letters from Mr. Be Bert, fpecial Agent 
•for the Maffachufets Bay, which were read : The Houfe taking the fame into Conlide- 
■ration, do order, that Mr. Speaker give the Thanks of this Houfe to the faid Mr. 
De Bert, for his AlTiduity and Attention to the Affairs Of the Colonies, during the 
Application for a Repeal of the Stamp- Ad. 

Mr. Borden alfo laid before the Houfe a Letter fi-om Mr. Olis, of the Maffachufets 
Bay, which being read ; 
Ordered, 
That the fame be referred to the Committee on the Support Bill. 

A Petition was prefented from the Truftees of the Road and Ferries, from 
Newark to the Road leading from Bergen Point to Paulus Hook, fetting forth divers 
Inconveniencies in the late Aft, entitled. An Ad: for laying out a Read from New- 
ark, &c. and praying, for the Reafons fct forth in (aid Petition, that the Houfe will 
repeal and amend the faid Ad, in the feveral Inftances prayed for ; which was read, 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The feveral Petitions for a Repeal of the late Infolvent Ad, being read a fecond 
Time, and fundry of the Members of this Houfe, having, purfuant to an Order 
made laft SefTion, reported, that the above-mentioned Ad is attended with many 
Inconveniencies : The Houfe taking the fame into Confideration ; 
Ordered, 

That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Crane, be a Committee, to prepare and bring in a 
Bill to repeal the fame. 

The Bill, entitled, An Ad for building and maintaining a Bridge over the North 
Branch of Great Timber Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, &c. was read the 
fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Keafhey and Mr. Clement. 

The Bill, entitled, An Ad to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of a certain Body 
of Meadow, &c, onthelVefterly Side of Raccoon Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, 
&c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Wetherill and Mr. Miller. 

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Mr. Reading from the Committee appointed to examine what Laws are expired, 
or are near expiring, and what Matters wtre referred to this Seffion of Aflembly, 
made the following Report, to wit. That the A6t, entitled, Jn Ad for reviving an 
y]£l, entitled. An JH for the better fettling and regulating the Militia, &c. will 
expiie thisSefiions: That a Petition of Ifeac Bunting, on Account of Affijconck 
Creek, was left for Confideration to this Scffions: That all public Accounts relating 
to the late War, were ordered to be fettled this Sefiions; and that a Bill for the Sup- 
preffing of Fairs, &c. was ordered to be brought in this Sefiions, unlefs efFedtual 
Meafures appear to have been taken, to remedy the Abufcs complained of. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Learning, Mr. Dty, Mr. Crane, and Mr. Run-on, be a Committee to 
bring in a Bill, to continue and amend the Bill, entitled. An AGi for better fettling and 
regiijauug the Militia, &c. 

Ordered, 
Tli.it the Petition of Ifaac Bunting, on Account of Afjifconck Creek, &c. be 
referrtd for Confideration^ at the ncxtScfiionof AfTenably at Burlington. 

Mr. J. Laurence reported to the Houfe, that the Abufcs complained of, in Regard 
to private Drinking Houles, or any ftrong Drink being fold, otherwife than by licenced 
Houfrs, Gamng, &c. at the Time of Burlington Fairs, is removed and fupprellcd; 
and that the Uft A^'air at Burlington, was held with Decorum and good Order. 

Mr. Keafbey, with the Leave of the Houfe, purfuant to an Order of lall SefTionss 
brought in a Bill, entitled. An hSi to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of the Marfh 
and bticmp, IjiKg en the South Branch of Stow Creek, in the Livifien Line iet'xeen 
Salem and Cumberland Counties, to ereSt and maintain a Bank, Bam, and other Water 
Works aci-cfs the f aid Creek, i^c. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine o'Clock. 
MONDAT, June i6, lyeiS. 

The Houfe met. 

A Memorial from the Honourable Frederick Smyth, Efqj Chief Juftice of thfs 
Province, fetting forth, the Infufficiency of the Salary allowed to a Chief Juftice, 
and praying an Increafe thereof, was read; 

Ordered, • 

That the fame be referred to ihe Committee on the Support Bill. 

A Petition was prefented from a Number of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the 
Counties of Middlefex and Somerfet, living near both Sides of Rariton River, letting 
forth, that the Preiervation of Fifh, is of great Benefit to the feveral Inhabitants ; 
and that feveral People have obftrufted faid River, and ipoiled the Fifljing, and 
praying a Bill for the Prevention of the fa.me tor the future ; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition from a Number of the Inhabitants of the County of Bergen, Pro- 
prietors of Seacaucus, praying, that proper Pcrfons may be appointed to fettle, and 
finally determine the feveral Rights, &c. in the Common Lands in the Townfhip of 
Bergen ; was read a fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That they have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

Mr. Keafhey, from the Committee to whom wai committed the Bill, entitled. An 
Aft for building and maintaining a Bridge over Great Timber Creek, in the County of 
Gloucefter, at Abraham RoeV Landing, reported the fame, with feveral Amend- 
ments 



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ments thereto ; which Bill, with' the Amendments, being read, and feveral Amend- 
ments made thereto in the Houfe, was agreed to, and ordered to be engroffed. 

The Houfe taking into Confideration his Excellency's Spcjsch, at the Clofe of the 
laft Sitting of Affembly at Burlington; the fame was read: 
Ordered, 

That Mr. fTetberill, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Borden, Mr. Hart, and Mr. Runyon, be a 
Committee, to prepare the Draught of a Meflage to his Excellency, in Anfwer thereto. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from John Hertel and John Jacob Faijh, 
Foreigners, praying a Law for their Naturalization -, which was read, and ordered 
a fecond Reading. 

Mr. John Lawrence, from the Committee, appointed for that Purpofe, brought 
in a Bill, enthled. An Aft to repeal an Alf, entitled. An ASf for the Relief of Infol- 
vent Debtors; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourned till Two P. M. 

The Houfe met, according to Adjournment. 

The Houfe adjourned for Half an Hour., 

The Houfe met, according to Adjournment. 

Divers Petitions were prefented from the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the City of 
Perth'Amboy, and County of Middle/ex, fetting forth, that the Court-Houfe and 
Gaol «f the faid County, at Perth-Amboy, was, in Oiiober 1764, burnt down, and 
praying, for Reafons therein fet forth, that the fame may be rebuilt at Perth-Amboy ; 
■which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition from a Number of the Inhabitants of the Townfhip of Ifoodbridge, in 
the County of Middlefex, complaining of unequal Taxation, &c. as the Laws for 
that Province now ftand j which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented by die Henourable John Berrien, Efq; fetting forth cer- 
tain Doubts in the I, aw, for regulating the Fees of the Juftices of the Supreme 
Court, &c. and praying fuch Relief in the Premifei, as to the Houfe fhall feem 
expedient ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. fVetherill, from the Committee appointed to prepare the Draught of a 
Meffage to his Excellency, in Anfwer to his Speech at the Clofe of the laft Sitting of 
the Allembly at Burlington, delivered a Draught } which was read, and being 
amended ; 

Ordered, 

That the fame be engroflcd. 



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Two Petitions were pj-efentcd from the Inhabitants of the Townfhip of Shrewjlury, 
\n ihtQoMnty oi Monmouth, prayingfor a Divifion of the faid Townfliip, &c. which 
were read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 



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The Houfe adjourned 'till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 
Tuefday, ^une 17, 1766. 



The Houfe met. 



Mr. Learning, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, 
entitled. An Adl to amend and further continue an A6i, entitled. An A5i for better 
fettling and regulating the Militia of this Colony of New-Jerfey, &c. which was 
read, and ordered a fecond Reading. A 



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t, A Petition was prcfented, from a Number of the Freeholders and 
Inhabitants of the County of Bergen, praying, that this Houfe will not interpofe in 
appointing new Commiffioners for laying out the Road from Bergen Point, along up 
Newark Bay, &c. as the Petitioners think the Law, already pafled, fufficient for the 
Purpole i which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition from a Number of the Freeholders and InhabitantsofMM^y?;^ County, 
praying, that the Houfe would take into their Confideration, the Building a Court 
Houfe and Gaol for faid County, and do therein what they ftiall think moft fit and 
reafonable ; was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented from divers Perlbns, Proprietors of the Lots on Bergen 
Point, for Reafons therein let forth, praying, that no Road may be laid out on the 
North Side of Bergen Point, and alledging, that the prefent Road is fu/ficient, &c. 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition from divers Inhabitant-s of the Tov;n of Newark, praying, for Reafons 
therein fet forth, that CommifTioners may be appointed, to lay out a tour Rod Road 
from fuch Part of the Road leading from Bergen Point, to Bergen Town, as they 
fhall think fit ; and join the faid Road leading from the Town of Bergen, to Ahafi- 
miis, near Pawlus Hook, at fuch Place, as they Ihall think moft commodious for the 
Publick ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Ogden, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, for 
the Support of Government ; which was read, and ordered a ftcond Reading. 

The engrofled Mefi^age to his Excellency, in Anfwer to his Speech at the laft 
Sitting of Afiembly, being read and compared, was agreed to by the Houfe, Nemine 
Centradicente, and is as follows ; 

AS Your 'Excellency ivas pleafed, at the Clofe of the lajl Meeting of the 
AJJ'embly at Burlington, to Jfeak your Mind freely to the Houfe, and 
ivified they ivould do the fame to you; they therefore ajjure your Excellency, 
that the Concern they have for the Credit cf this Houfe, as well as a due Senfe 
of the Honour of the Province they reprefent, ivill not permit them to pafs 
over in Silence, your Excellency's ivartn and unmerited Cenfure of their Con- 
duol at that Time, tbo' your immediate Prorogation of the Houfe prevented 
their then doing it, 'which they laouldiaillingly hope was not your Excellency s 
View, and beg Leave to requejl your Excellency, that if hereafter you Jkall 
think fit, thus publickly to arraign their Conduct, you will give them an 
Opportunity at the Time of anfwering for themfehes. 

A Moments ferious Rejleclion woidd have jhewn your Excellency, that this 
Houfe dtd not merit your Cenfure, nor the Meeting you complain cf juch 
Epithets; hut it is not the Meeting alone, but the Confequences you complain of, 
and that not in this Province, but in the neighbouring Government ; whatever 
Liberty the Officers of that Government may have taken with your Excel- 
lency s Character, and whatever Sanciion your Excellency may think the 
Conduol of this Hoife, may have given to their Reports, this Ploufe is at a 
Lofs to conceive how, or why they are accountable for them ; they meddle with 
no Affairs but their own, thefe they find Jufficient to employ them; indiferfnt 
therefore, tothePoliticks of that Government, they regardthan no farther than 
they aff'eSl this Province, and having 720 Inter efi in the prejent Controverfy 
there, the a. thought nothing of them, nor didthey then fee, nor yet can underfiand, 
how that Meeting could do you any Prejudice, or that any "Danger could 
attend your Perjon or Family ; Jufficient it is for this Hoife, that they 

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iake fuch Meafures, as conduce to the Tr£?2qi'Jlity of the Province they 
reprejent, and in this Point, your Excelkncy mujl acknoivkdge you have no 
•Cauje to cojHplacn. 

The Temper of the People, at the Time your Excellency feems to admit, 
might have made a Meeting of their Reprefentatives necefj'ary; the Members 
thought fo then, they think fo yet, and had the Legiflature been called, this 
Meeting had not happened; a Meeting at that Time, rendered abfolutely 
necefjary, to preferve the Peace, ^liet, and good Order of the Government, 
and which, they believe, few will think with your Excellency, was a Violation 
of the Principles of the Conjiitution, as Necefjity urged the Members to it; 
So your Excellency might have fpared fo heavy a Cenfure upon an Affembly, 
whom your Excellency cannot charge with Want of Regard to you, f nee your 
Refidence among them, nor of the leafl Difpofition at any Time, to infringe up07i 
the Prerogatives of the Crown ; being confcious of this, they could not expeSl 
at fo critical a Period, your Excellency would with fo little Caufe, have repre- 
^fented their Conduct, in a Manner chat might have had the mofl fatal Eff'eSf, 
by drawing down his Majejly's Dijpleafire upon them. 

Had your Excellency calmly confidered this Meeting, divcfied cf Appendages 
that no Ways belonged to it, you would have fl:ewn 7%o Surprize at their not 
difapproving of the ConduB of their Members, in ?neeting to confer upon 
Meafures proper to be taken at that alarming Period; the Refult whereof, 
was, the requefiing fome of their Number to join the General Congrefs, in 
petitioning the King, to relieve the Colonies from impending Ruin, with which 
they were then threatened, but would rather have been furprized, had this 
Houfe made an Apology for it. 

This Houfe, ackowledges the fuftnefs of the Remark quoted by your Excel- 
lency, and are fevfible of the Obfervation, but as they had no Views to Popu- 
larity in Meeting, fo no fuch Motives a£iuated them in their Refolutions, 
when met in General AJfembly ; they then thought, and have the Happinefs 
1 9 find, that their Conduct hos had the Approbation of the Sober and Dijcreet; 
they cannot therefore but think this Obfervation might have been better fpared. 

This Hotfe, can with Truth declare, that it gives them Pain to be under 
a Neceffity of defending their Conduct, but it has, in this Infiance your 
Excellency complains of, been fo little exceptionable, that they Jhould think 
themfelves unjufiifiable to the People they reprefent, were they to take no 
Notice of your Excellency s Speech. Tour Excellency has an undoubted 
Right to diJJ'olve the Houfe, and Jljould exercife that Power, whenever an 
Afjembly forgetting their Duty, are unprecedented, irregular, or unconfii- 
tutional; fuch ConduSt, will be fo far from prejudicing his Majefiys Service, 
that it will be of the gi'eatefi Benefit to his Government. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. J. Lawrence, and Mr. R, Lawrence, do wait on his ExceUency with th? 
faid Meflage. 

The Eaftern Treafurer having laid his Accounts before the Houfe. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Learning, Mr. Fijher, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Borden, Mr. Clement, and 
Mr. R. Lawrence, or any three of them, be a Committee, to join the Committee of 

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the Council, to iiifpeA the Eaftern Treafurer's Accounts, and burn the cancelled 
Money in his Hands, and make report to the Houfe ; and that Mr. Johnjion, and 
Mr. Stilwell, do inform the Council thereof, and defire the Council to appoint a 
Committee for that Purpofe, with the Time and Place of Meeting. 

The Bill entitled, Jn Aft io repeal an A51y entitled. An Aa for the Relief of 
Infolvent Debtors j wa» read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 
That the fame be engrofied. 

Mr. Hoghland being much indifpofed, had the Leave of the Houfe to be abfent. 

Mr. lVeli>er ill, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled. An A& to enable 
the Owners and PoJfeJJcrs of a certain Body of Meadow, &c. on the Weflerly Side of 
Racoon Creek., in the County of Gloucefter, ^c. was committed, reported the fame, 
with feveral Amendments ; which were read, and feveral Amendments being mjde 
in the Houfe -, 

Ordered, 

That the fame, with the Amendments be engrofied. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Improvement of the Navigation of the South Wefi 
Branch of Ancocas Creek, &c. wai read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 
That the fame be committed to Mr. Wetherill, and Mr: Borden. 

The Bill, entitled, A.>i Aft to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of the Marjh and 
Swamp, lying on the South Branch e/Stow Creek, Sec. was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 
That the fame be committed to Mr. Learning, and Mr. Keafby. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Owners of Meadows and Marfhes, bounding 
(j« Delaware River, idc. in Salem County ; was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 
That the fame be committed to Mr. Miller and Mr. R. Lawrence. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of the Meadows and 
Sivamps, lying on a Branch putting out c/ AUoway's Creek, &c. tn Salem County ; was read 
a fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the fame be committed to Mr. Keefly, and Mr. J. Lawrence. 

The Petitions from the Inhabitants of the Townfliip of Greenwich, in the County ^ 

o[ Gloucejler ; fetting forth, that the faid Townfliip is fo large, and of fuch Extent, 
that great Inconveniences arife, &c. was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Cooper, and Mr. Clement, be a Committee, to bring in a Bill, purfuant 
jO the Prayer of the Petitioners. 

A Petition was prefented by the Inhabitants of EUzabeth-ftwn, praying a Law for 
laying out a Road, from the South-weftermoft Point, oi Bergen Point, along up the 
Bay Side, and from thence to Paulus Hook ; which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

The Petition from a Number of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Counties 
of Middlefex and Somerfet, on both Sides of Raritan River, fetting forth, that faid 
River is obftrufted by leveral People, whereby the Fifhing in faid River is Ipoiled, 
and praying a Bill for the Prevention thereof, &c. was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

Thar Mr. Fifher, and Mr. Runyon, be a Committee to bring in a Bill, purfuant 
to the Prayer of the faid Petitioners. 

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The Petition from fVilliam Gerrard, of the County of Glcucejler^ praying an Aft 
to confirm the Agreement between him, and the Commiflioner, appointed by a late 
Aft, for building a Toll Bridge over Newton Creek, &c. and to authorifc him to ereft 
fuch ncceflary Buildings, as ihail be thought convenient &c. was reiki the fecond 
Time. 

Ordered, 

That Mr. Miller, and Mr. J. Lawrence be a Committee to bring in a Bjll, &c. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three P. M. 

The Houfe met according to Adjournment. 

Mr. J. Lawrence, reported, that Mr. R. Lawrence and himfelf, delivered the 
Meflage to them entrufted to hia Excellency, who was pleafed to fay, he would 
take the fame into Confidcration. 

A Petition from fundry of the Inhabitants upon South-River, letting forth, a per- 
nicious Praftice of fetting Seins acrofs faid River, and driving the fame, whereby 
great Deftruftion is made of the Fifh, &c. And therefore praying for the Reafons 
therein fet forth, that a Law may be paffed for preventing the fame, was read, and 
referred to the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill for the Prclervation of Filh 
in the River Raritan. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Read in thefe Words, viz. 

' Ordered, 
' That Mr. JJhfielJ, Mr. Woodruff, and Mr. Stevens, or any two of them, be a 
t. Committee, to join a Committee of the Houfe of Aflembly, to infpeft the Eaftern 
t Treafurer's Accounts, and burn the cancelled Money, and that the Committees do 
J meet for that Purpofe. at the Houle of fVilliam IVright, To-morrow Morning at 
J Ten o'clock. ' 

Mr. ^f/^^nV/, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, cntituled, Jn hSt for the 
Improvement of the Navigation of the South-Wefi Branch of Ancocas Creek, was 
committed, reported the fame with feveral Amendments, which, with the Amend- 
ments, being read ; 
Ordered, 

That the fame beenaroffed. 



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The Petition from the Honourable John Berrien, Efq*, Third Jufliceof the Su- 
preme Court, fetting forth, certain Doubts in the Law for regulating the Fees of 
the Juftices of the Supreme Court, &c. was read the fecond Time ; and on the 
Queftion, 

Ordered, 

That the fame do lie on the Table. 

The Bill for Support of Government was read the fecond Time, and committed 
to a Committee of the whole Houfe. 

The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on 
the aforefaid Bill i after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, 
and Mr. Fijher, Chairman of the Committee reported, that the Committee had made 
fbme Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, aijd defired 'Lz.vf^ to fit again ) to 
which the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourned 'till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 

Wedtiefday, June 18, 1766. 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Fijher, from the Committee, appointed to bringina Bill, for preierving the 
Filh in the River Raritan, &c. brought in the Draught ot ^ BUI, e^nrx'-d, Jn Aa 

to 



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io prohibit the fetting Nets, Seins, and other Devices in the Rivers Raritan and South 
River, to prevent the Fijh from gcing up in the proper Seajons of the Tear, and to pre- 
serve the young Fry and Brood of Ft/h froin betng deftroyed in faid Rivers ; which was 
read, and orc.ered a fccojid Reading. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, y/a A6t to repeal an jia, entitled, hn A£i for the 
Relief of Inlblvent Dcbtois, was read and con^pared, and on the ciyeition. 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. R. Lavjrcnce ?r.d Mr. Clement., do carry the faid Bill to the Council, and 
defire their Concurrence ihcicto. 

The engrofTed Bill, entitled, Jn Afb to enable the Oiz-ners and Prffeffors of a certain 
Body of Meadow and Ma.Jb, lung en the H ejterly btue oj Racoon <^rcek, l^c. to keep 
and maintain ihe Banks ana other H aia li^otks around the jame, and to conftitute all 
len Foot Ditches ther-.i,! lawfui Fences, was read and compareJ, ana on the 
Queiiion; 

Refolved, 

That the fame do pafs. 

The engroiTid Bill, entitled, Jn AQ. for building and maintaining a Bridge over the 
North Branch of great 'Tim jer Creek, in the Coumy oj Gloucelter, at Abraham Roe'j 
Landing, was read and compared, and on the Qyeftion ; 
Refolved, 

That the iame do pafs. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An AQ:for the Improvement of the Navigation of the 
Sof.tb-lFefi Branch of Ancocas Creek, was read and compared, and on the Queitioti; 
Refolved, 
That tiie lame do pais. 

Ordaed, 
That Mr. Vangiefon and Mr. Crane, do carry the above Bills to the Council, and 
defire their Concurrence thereto. 

The Petition of Jacob Hertel, and John Jacob Faijh, Foreigners, praying a Law 
for their Naturalization, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 
That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill. 



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William Bayard, Efq ; attending, and deliring to be heard, upon the Petitions for a 
Bill for Commiiiioners to be appointed, to divide the common Lan. s appropriated to 
the Patent of Seacaucus, was called in, and affigning leveral Reafons, v.hy he could not 
further attend the houfe this Seflior.s, and the Houle taking the fame into Confi- 
deracion ; 

Ordered, 

That a Bi.l be brought in for reviving and continuing the Bill for flaying Wafte 
in the faid common Lands, inftead of the iiiil for appointing Commiirioncrs, purluanc 
to the Prayer of the Petitioners. 

Mr. J. Lawrence, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled, Jn Adt to enable 
the Owners and Pcffefj'ors cf the Meadows and Svjamps, lying on a jmad Branch of Ai- 
loway's Creek, in the County of Salem, to keep up and tnaintain the Banks, Dams, and 
liber IVater Works on the faid Meadows, and te keep the Water Courje thereof open and 
clear., w<ts committed, reported the fame with feveral Amendments ; which was 

read. 

E Ordered, 



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Orderedy 
That tne lame, with the Amendmenu be engrcfled, 

Mr. R Lawrence reported, that Mr. Clement i.nd.hxm'klf, delivered the Bill to 
them .'ii: iuuaI lO .vir. li ad, onzoi the Genclemen of cae Council. 

Mr. '/an Giefen reported, that Mr. Crane and, himfelf, dehvered the Bills to them 
cniiuftcu, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Houfe adjourned till Two P. M. 

The Houfe met, according to Adjournment. 

The Petitions for ereding a new Townfhip in the upper Part of Shrev;fhury, 
being agiin read, divers Inhabitants of bbrewjhury attenuing, ana being called in, 
the Houle took the fame into Connderation, and as it appears to this houfe, that 
ihrewjbury lays under great Difauvantagts trom us great Extent. 
Ordered^ 

That the Petitioners have leave to bring in a Bill, at the next Seffion of Afiembly, 
for annexing the faid upper Part of Shrtiijlury, to the Townfhip ot upper sn« lower 
Freehold, and to the Townfliip of Staffgrd, unlefs the laft mentioned Townfhips, then 
Ihew lufficient Reafons to the contrary ; and that Notice ot this Order, be fixed up ia 
two or more publick Places, in each of the faid Townlhipa, fix Weeks butorc the laid 
next Seflions. 

Mr. Dey, in Behalf of the Petitioners, brought in a Bill, entit'ed. An Aft lo 
Naturalize Jacob Hertel, end John Jacob Failh; which was reau, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented from a Number of the Inhabitants of the Townlhip of 
Hanover, in the County oi Morris, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to amend their 
Roads by a Tax; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Rrfohedy 
That Henry Willmott, Efq; be appointed Agent for this Colony of New-Jerfey, 
in the Place and Stead of Jofeph Sherwood, Elq; and that the Committee of Corref- 
pondence, do inform, the faid 'Jojeph Sherwood of this Refolve, and defire that he 
will tranllnit to them his Accounts with this Colony. 

The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee" of the whole 
Houle, on the Bill for the Support of Government ; after fome Time fpeni therein, 
Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Ftjher, Chairman of the Committee, 
reported, that the Committee had gone through the feid Bill, and came to fevcral 
Refolutionsi which by Leave he reported as follov/s: 

Refolved, 
That in and ny the faid Bill, when pafied into a Law, there be paid to His Excel- 
lency WiLLiA.M Franklin, Efq-, T-x-elve Hundred Pounds per Annum, to commence 
f ;m the 2 1 tl Diy oi May laft pift ; and 0.1 the Q_ie;lion, whether the Houfe agreed 
to laid ou.n, or not? It paflcd in tlic Affirmative, as follows: 

YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. Johnjitn, Mr. F-.Jhcr, Mr. Miller, Mr. R. Lavirence, 

Mr. Wctherill, Mr. Van Giefon, Mr. Keajbcy, Mr. Doughty, 

Mr. Runyon, Mr. Dey, Mr. Slil-wefl, Mr. Clement, 

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. J. Laturence, Mr. Rtaiing, Mr. Learning, 

Mr. Ogden, Mr. Borden, Mr. Hart. Wko voted for ^. I0O» 

Mr. Crane, Mr. Cooper, 

To the Honnuurable Frederick Smyth, Efq; Chi-ef Juftice of this Colony, One 
Hundred a72d Fifty Pounds per Annum, to commence from the 21ft Day of Maj 
laft ; and on tae Q^ieftion, whether the Houfe agreed to the faid Sum or not ? It 
pafTed in the Affirmative, as follows : 

YEAS. 



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YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. Johnjton, Mr. Dey, Mr. Keajbey, Mr. Wetherill, 

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. J. Laiurcnct, Mr. Learning, Mr. Runyon, 

Mr. Ogdtn, Mr. Borden, Mr. Sul-wcU, Mr. .R. La'wrence, 

Mr. Crane, Mr. Cccper, Mr. Rei>d:ng, Mr, Bought-;, 

Mr. /"i/^^r, Mr. A////irr, Mr. /far/. Mr. Clement. 

Mr. Fan Ge.'/oK, Who voted for j/^. I oa. 

To the Honourable Charles Read, Efcj Second Juftice of the Supreme Court of 
this Colony, /^///y Pounds per Annum, to commence from the 21 it ofyMa_y laft. 
To which the Houfe agreed. 

To the Honourable J cbn Berrien, Efq-, Third Juftice of the Supreme Court of 
this Colony, Fifty Pounds per Annum, to commence from the 21ft Day of iWhy laft. 
To which the Houfe agreed. 

To Cortland Skinner, Eiq-, Attorney-Gereral of this Colony, Thirty Pounds per 
jinnum, to commence from the t ift o May laft. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To Samuel Smith and Stephen iiki.iner, Eiqrs; Treafurers of this Colony, each 
Forty Pounds per Annum, to commence from the 2 ift Day of M^y laft. To which 
the Houfe agreed. 

To Charles Read, Efq-, Clerk of the Council, Thirty Pounds per Anuum, to 
comment-e from the 21ft of May laft. To which the Houfe agreed. 
■ To Henry PViimctt, Efq; appointed Agent of this Colony, or to the Agent for 
the Time bring, appointed by the Houfe of Reprefentatives, the Sum of One Hun- 
dred Pounds p^r Annum. To which the Houfe agreed. 

TaJofcphlFarrdl, Efq; Clerk of the Circuits of this Colony, T-juenty Pounds per 
Annum. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To the Door-Kecper of the Council, Ten Pounds per Annum. To which the 
Houfe agreed. 

To his Excellency Willia.vi Frakklin, Efq-, Sixty Pounds, per Annum, for 
Houfe Rent; provided he make Perth- Amboy, or Burlington, the Place of his 
Refidence. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To any one of the Juftices of the Supreme Court, for attending Circuit Courts, 
and Courts of Oyer and Terminer, in Manner prefcribcd by faid Aft, the Sum of 
Ten Pounds, for each Time. To which the Houfcagreed. 

And on the Queftion, whether the fecond Commiffioners of Oyer and Terminer, 
&c. in each County, ihall ifilie at the Application of three Juftices of the Peace, of 
the County ( ^torrtm unus ) without the Concurrence of the major Part of the 
Freeholders, chofen by the Cojnty ; it pafied as follows : 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Johnfton, Mr. Chmeni, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Dey, 

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Miller, Mr. Runyon, Mr. Doughty, 

Mr. Crane, Mr. Learning, Mr. R. La'-j.rence, Mr. Cooper, 

Mr. J. Lar.vrenet, Mr. Stilwe.'l, Mr. Ogd n, Mr. Keajbey, 

Mr. Borden, Mr. Reading. Mr. Fijher, Mr. Hart. 

The Votes being equal, the Speaker gave his Vote in the Affirmative. 

To each of the Council, for t.he Time they may attend at any Sitting of General 
Aftembly, within the Time, Six Shillings per Diem. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To Jonathan Deare, one of the Clerks of the Houfe of Reprefentatives, or any 
ether Clerk, for his Attendance, the Sum of Ten Shillings per Diem; alfo Four 
Pence per Sheet, reckoning Ninety Words to the Sheet, tor entering the Minutes 
fair in the Book, and copying the Laws and Minutes for th-e Printer. To which the 
Houfe agreed. 

I'o the Secretary, for copying the Laws to fend home to England, during the 
Continuance of this Aft, Four Pence per Sheet, reckoning Ninety Words to the 
Sheet. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To each of the Treafurers of this Colony, Six Pence per Pound, for exchanging 
raggtd and torn Bills of Credit. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To James Parker, or any other Printer, for printing the Laws and Minutes, fuch 
Sums as John Johnfion, Hendrick Fijher, John PFethenll, Jthn Hoghland, John 
Ogden, Daniel Doughty, zud John La-urence, Efqrs, or any two of them, Ihall agree 
to be paid tor the fame. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To 



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To the Serjeant at Arms for the Time being, who fhall attend the CouncU, the 
Sun\ of T/jree Shillings per Diem. To wiiich the Hoiife agreed. 

To the Serjeant at Arms, who fhall attend the Houfe of Reprelentatives, the Sum 
of '■Three Shillings per Diem. To which the Ho'-ife agreed. 

To the Door-keeper Dt the Houfe of Reprefentatives for the Time being, who 
fhall attend in Manner aforefaid, the Sum of Three Shillings and Sixpence per 
\Diem. To which the Houfs agreed. 

'I'o Jihfi JohnfioH, Efq; to pay for a Room for the Aflembly, Twenty Shillings 
per IVeek : And alfo Fifteen Shillings per Week to pay for a Room for the Council, 
during any Sitting widiin the faid Term. To which the Houfe agreed. 

To Hend:i:k tifaer and Jofeph Borden, Efquires, for their Services and Expences, 
in attending the late Congrefs at New-Tcrk^ Thirty-two Pounds each. To which 
the Houfe agreed. 

To Charles Read, El'q; for Exprefles fent to convene the Council, arid the Houfe of 
Aflembly, at this and the laft Sitting at Burlington, the Sum of Twenty-two Pounds 
Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence. To which the Houfe agreed. 
Ordered, 

That the laid Bill, as reported and agreed to, be engrofled. 

A Petition was prefented from a Number of Freeholders and Inhabitants of the 
County of Somerfet, praying Leave, to bring in a B.ll to enable them to build a new 
Courc-Houfe, at the Town oi Bridgwater in faid County, which was read, and ordered 
a lecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourned nil To-morrow Morning, Nine o'CIcck. 

thiirfday, June 19, 1766. 

The Houfe met. 

Hendrick Fifuery JElq; one of the Barrack Mailers for the Barracks at New-Brunf- 
wick, laid before the Houfe, a Letter from the Secretary, by Order of his Excellency 
and Council, directing Quarters to be prepared, agreeable to Law, for a Detachment 
of Troops, which will immediately march through this Province ; which being read, 
the Houfe took the fame into Confideration, and there being no Law of this Colony, 
enabling the Barrack Matters of the feveral Barracks, to provide for Troops that 
may be ordered to quarter in the fame. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Fijher and Mr. J. Lawrence, be a Committee, to bring in a Bill, to 
enable the Barrack Mafters of the feveral Barracks in this Colony, to make Provifion 
for Troops quartered therein, agreeable to the former Laws pafs'd in this Colony 
for that Purpofe ; and for providing for other incidental Charges. 

Mr. Miller, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled, Jn Aft to enable 
the Owners and Pojfejfors of the Meadows and Marfhes, between Long Point and KilkoV 
Honk, in Lower Penn's Neck, in the County of Salem, to flop out the Tide, &c. was 
committed, reported the fame, with feveral Amendments j which, with the Amend- 
ments, were read, and ieveral Amendments being made in the Houfe; 
Ordered, 

That the fame be engrofied. 

The Bill, entitled, Jn A6i to amend and further continue an ASf, entitled, K\i A5i 
for better lettling and regulating the Militia of this Colony of New-Jerfey, &c. was 
read the fccond Time , and feveral Amendments being made thereto in the Houfe ; 
Ordered, 

That the fame be engrofled. 

The 



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The Bill, entitled, An A6t to prchilit the Jetting Nets, SeinSf end other Devices ih 
the River Raritan and South River, to objiruli the Fijh going up in the proper Seafons 
of the Tear, and to preferve the Fry and young Brood of Ftjh from being dejiroyed in 
faid Rivers, was read the fecond Time ; and feveral Amendments being made thereto 
in the Houle, 

Ordered, 

That the fame be engrofled. 



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Mr. Cooper, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, 
entitled. An Act to ereEi the Townjhip of Hartford, in the County of Gloucefter ; which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourned till Two P. M. 
The Houfe met according to Adjournment. 

Mr. Fijher, one of the Committee appointed laft Seffion, to examine the Eaftern 
Treafurers Accounts, relative to the Credit of John Ten Brook's Accounts, reported, 
that he had examined the fame, and that it agrees with the Report made by the 
Committee that Seffions. 
Ordered, 

Tiiat the fame be allowed accordingly. 

A Petition was prefented by Cornelius Van Voorfi, praying Leave to bring in a Bill 
for eftablifliing a Ferry from Ahafimus, over to New-Tork ; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented by Jzariah Dunham, Ephraim TerriH, and Abraham 
Clark, fetting forth, that they, with others, were, by a Law paffed the laft Seflions, 
appointed Commiffioners to view the Ground, and report the Practicability of 
fhortening the Roads from Borden Town to Second River, &c. and that they had 
received no Satisfaftion for their Services and Expences ; and praying that Provifion 
may be made for the Payment of the fame ; which was read. 

It appearing to this Houfe, that the Law pafled laft Seflions, fu.fliciently impowers 
tlie Commiffioners therein named, to defray any Expences that they may be put toj 
Orde-red, 

That the faid Petition do lie on the Table. 

A Meffage from the Council by Mr. Parker, acquainting the Houfe, that the 
Council have paffed the Bill, entitled, An A£t to repeal an A£t, entitled. An A£l fot 
the Relief ot Infolvent Debtors ; v/ithout any Amendment. 

The feveral Petitions for and againfl; a Road being laid out from Bergen Point, along 
up Nezvark Bay, to Paulus Hook, were read the fecond Time : Alfo the Petitions of 
the Inhabitants of Newark, in the County of Effex, praying that Commiflioners 
may be appointed, to lay out a Four Rod Road, from fuch Part of the Road, leading 
from Bergen Feint to Bergen Town, and to join faid Road leading frona the Town 
of Bergen, to Ahafimus, at Paulus Hook, &c. wete read : 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, appbinting Commiffioners to 
lay out and fix the fame : Whereupon Mr. Ogden, in Behalf of the Petitioners, 
btouoht in a Bill, entitled. An Ad for laying out and ejiablijhing a Road from Bergcn- 
Point along ap Newark-Bay, and from thence to Paulus-Hook, which was read, and 
ordered a iecond Reading. 

The Petition of the Jufticcs and Freeholders of the County oi Burlington, praying 
a Law, to purchaie a Lot of Land, and erefting a Gaol for faid County, and fuch other 
public Buildings, was read the fecond Time. 

F Ordered, 



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Ordered, 
'That Mr. J. Lawrence znd Mr. Borden, be a Committee to bring in a Bill for that 
-Turpofe, purluant to the Prayer of the Petitioners. 

The Petition from the Judges, Juftices, and principal Freeholders of the County 
of Gloucejier, praying an A&, to allow the Coroners of the ieveral Counties, fufficient 
Compenfation for executing that Office, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Confideration of this Matter be referred to the next Seffions, when the 
Houfe will rcfume the Confideration thereof, and of other Petitions from other Coun- 
ties to the fame Purpofe. 

The feveral Petitions of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the City of Perth- Amboy, 
and County of Middle/ex, for andagainft the building a Court-Houfe and Gaol for 
faid County, at Perth- Amboy, were read the fecond Time ; and on the Queflion, 
whether the Court-Houfe be fixed at Perth-Ambty ox not? It pafTd in the Affirma- 
tive as follows : 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Jobnfton, Mr. Clement, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. D.y, 

Mr. Anderfoti, Mr. Miller, Mr. Runyon, Mr. Doighty, 

Mr. Ogden, Mr. Learning, Mr. R. La'wrenct, Mr. Cooper, 

Mr. Crane, Mr. Stilwell, Mr. Fijhir, Mr. Keajbej. 

Mr. J. Laiurtnce, Mr. Reading, 

Mr. Borden, Mr. Hart. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Johnjlon and Mr. J. Lawrence, be a Committee to bring in a Bill 
■ accordingly. 

The Houfc adjourned 'till To-m®rrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 

Friday, June 20, 1766. 
The Houfe met. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An A&.for the Support of Government of bis Majejiy's 
Colony of New-Jerfey, &c. was read and compared ; and on the Queflion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 
Ordered, 
. That Mr. Learning and Mr. Fifloer, do carry the fame to the Council, and dcfirc 
their Concurrence thereto. 

Mr. Fifher, from the Committee appointed to prepare the Draught of an Addrefs 
to his Majefly, delivered a Draught, which was read, and amended •, and on the 
Queflion, whether the fame be engrofled ? It paffed in the Affirmative. 

YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. Johnjlon, Mr. Fijher, Mr. Mille^, Mr. Learning. 

Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Dey, Mr. Keajbey, 

Mr. Runyon, Mr. J. Laiurcnce, Mr. Slil<well, 

Mr. Anderfott, Mr. Borden, Mr. Reading, 

Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. Btnghty, Mr. Hart, 

Mr. Ogden, Mr. Cooper, 

Mr. Crane, Mr. Clement, 

Ordered, 
That the fame be engrofled. 

Mr. fVetherill, from the Committee appointed to prepare the Draught of an 
Addrefs to his Excellency, delivered a Draught, which was read and amended ; and 
on the Qvieftion, whether the fame be engrolTed .'' It pafied m the Affirmative, 
Nemine Conlradicente. 
Ordered, 
That the fame be engroffed. 

The 



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The Bill, entitled. An Ad to ere£l the Tcwnfoip cf Hartford, in the County 
of Gloucefter, was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr, Keajbey and Mr. 
Stil'-jjsll, 

Mr. Johnjlon, from the Committee appointed for that Purpole, brought in a Bill, 
entitled, An hSu for building a Court-Houfe and Gaol, for the County of Middleiex -, 
which was read, and ordered 9 fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented from the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Southern 
Part of Shrewfhury, praying an Aft for dividing and making the Southern Part 
thereof into a Townlhip ; whch was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourned till Two P. M. 

The Houfe met, according to Adjournment. 

Mr. Miller, from the Committee appointed for that Purpole, brought in a Bill, 
entitled. An Ad: to eftahlifj a Ferry at the Tc-jun cf Greenwich, in the County of Cum- 
berland, /o. crofs Cohanfey Creek, to a Point of Land belonging to Mark Reeves, and to 
lay out a Road oh the Wejlerly Side of faid Point, to the Faft Land ; which was read, 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 

• The Petition of Jofeph Bergen, and others, Commiffioners for fettling the Divifion 
Line, between the Counties of Middlefex and Somerfet, fetting forth, that a Dif- 
agreement had happened between them, and the Commiffioners appointed on the 
Part of Alidalefex, and as the Law, by Virtue of which the Commiffioners were 
appointed, makes no Provifion in Cafe of fuch Difagreement, praying the Relief 
of this Houle in the Premifes, was read the fecond Time: The Houfe taking the 
fame into Confideration. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Fifher and Mr. Reading, be a Committee, to bring in a Bill for fixing 
the Divifion Line between Middlefex and Somerfet, from Inixn'i Ferry to the Mile- 
Run. 

The engrofled Addrels to his Majefty, being read and compared, was agreed to 
by the Houfe. 
Ordered, 

That the Speaker do fign the fame, and deliver one Copy thereof to His Excellency, 
to be tranfmitred to the Right Honourable Mr. Secretary Cc/waj, to be prefented 
to His Majefty : And that one ether Copy be tranfmitted by the Speaker, to Henry 
inilmott, Efqi the Agent of this Province, to be by him prefented to His Majefty, 
in Cafe Mr. Secretary Conway (hould decline doing of it. 

The engrofled Addrefs to His Excellency, being read and compared, was agreed 
to by the Houle. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Johnjlon do wait on His Excellency, and defire to 
know when he will be waited upon with the Addrefs of this Houfe. 

Mr. Lawrence, from, the Committee appointed for that Purpole, brought in a Bill, 
entitled. An Ad to impower the Jujlices and Freeholders cf the County cf Burlington, 
to pur chafe a Lot of Ground to build a New Gaol, and other neceffary Buildings thereon^ 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. y. Lawrenct, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a 
Bill, entitled, An Ad for invejiing a Fee Simple EJlate, in the Toll Bridge lately 
ereEled over Newton Creek, in William Gerrard, his Heirs and Affigns ; and to impower 
the faid William Gerrard, to build a Houfe within the Bounds cf the Read, for the 
more convenient receiving the Toll of faid Bridge; which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. Mr. 



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Mr. Learning reported, that Mr. Fijher and himfelf, delivered the Bill for 
Support of Government, to them entrulted, to the Council. 

Mr. y. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Johnjion and himfelf, had waited on his 
Excellency, to know when he would be waited on by the Houfe with their Addrefs ; 
and that his Excellency was pleafed to lay, the Houle (hould hear from him in tialf 
an Hour. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An A£t to enable the Owners and Pojfejfors cf the 
Meadows and Swamps Ivng on a fmall Branch of Alloway'j Creek, in the County cf 
Saiem, to keep up and maintain the Dams, &c. was read and compared ; and on the 
Queftion, 

Refohed, 

That the fame do pafj. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled, An Aft to amend a»d further continue an A3, entitled^ 
An Aft tor better lettling and regulating the Miiicia of this Colony of JNew-'ferJey, 
&c. W2S read and compared ; and on the Queftion, 
Refohed, 

That the fame do pafs. 

The cngrofled Bill, entitled, An A(5l to prohibit the fetting Nets, Seins, and other 
Devices in the Rivers Rarican and South-Kiver, Sfc. bcin^ read and compared j 
and on the Queftion, 
Refclved, 

That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Reading and Mr. Runycn, do carry the above Bills to the Council, and 
defire their Concurrence thereto. 

A Meflage from his Excellency, by the Deputy Secretary, informing the Houfe, 
that his Excellency is in the Council Chamber, ready to receive the Adurcfs of the 
Houfe. 

Whereupon, Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe, went to wait upon 
his Excellency: And being returned, Mr. Speaker informed the Houfe, that he 
had Jr/*riJ th^ir Addrefs to his Excellency, in the following Words. 

To Hi's Excellency WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Efq; Captain General and 
Commander in Chief in and over the Province cf New-Jersey, and 
Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and VicC' Admiral 
in the fame, &c. 

The Humble ADDRESS of the Representatives of faid Province, 

in General AlTembly convened. 

May it pleafc your Ex'cellency, 

WE His Majejiys diitifid and loyal SithjeSis, the Reprefentatives of the 
Colony of Ncw-JerCey, in General AJfembly conve?ied, highly J enfble 
of the Benefits that niufi attend a Repeal of the Act granting certain Stamp 
Duties in America, arc glad of the Opportunity to return your Excellency 
our fncere Congratidations, on the happy Termination of this mofi impor- 
tant Affair. 

With the grate fullefi Senfe of His Majefiys indulgent Difpoftion tonvards 
us, and the Jufiice of the Britifh Parliament, we have taken the earliefi 
Opportunity, of prefenting our mofifmcere and hearty Thanks to His Majefiy, 
for the Kindnefs fhewn thefe Colonies. At 



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yif the fame Titney -we reflect with Pleafure, that the ConduB of ihi 
People of this Province, has not difturbed your Excellency, Adminiftration, 
nor been produSlive of any Aci of Outrage or Violence ; and as they have 
deferved, Jo we thank your Excellency for the fufiice you have done them, in 
making this their Conduct known to His Majejiys Miniflers. 

The Gentlemen, ivho have di/iinguijhed themfelves by Steadinefs and Spirit' 
in promoting Peace and good Order in this Colony, undoubtedly deferve your 
Excellency s Commendations, and the Acknowledgements of this Hotfe. 

As the Storm that threatened the future Welfare of Britain and her Colo- 
nies, is now happily fubfded, and as it is our earnefi Wifh, fo we hope, and 
will contribute every Thing in our Stations, that an ifidiJJ'oluble Union Jhall 
henceforth cement his Majefys Subjects in the Mother Country, and the 
Colonies 
„ ^ ^ ,_ ,, Signed by Order of the Houfe, 

June 20. 1766. CORTLAND SKINNER, Speaker. 

And that his Excellency gave his AfTent to the Bill, entided. An Adt to repeal 
an A£i, entitled. An ASi for the Relief of Iniblvent Debtors. 

The Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'CIock. 
Saturday, June 21, 1766. 

The Houfc met. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Owners and Pojfejors of tbt 
Meadows and Marfhes, bcunding en Delaware River, between Long Point and Kilko'j 
Hook, &c. to Jiop cut the ^ide, &c. being read and compared 5 and on the 
Queftion, 

Relbhed, 
That the fame do pals. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Keajbey and Mr. Stilwell, do carry the fame to the Council, and defire 
their Concurrence thereto. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to naturalize Jacob Hertcl, and John Jacob Faifli, 
being read the fecond Time ; 
Ordered, 
That the fame be cngrofled. 

The Bill, entitled. An A&ifor laying out and efichlijhing a Road from Bergen Point 
along up Newark Bay, &e. was read the fecond Timej 
Ordered, 
That the fame be cngrofied. 



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Mr. Fan Giefen, from. the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a 
Bill, entitled. An Adt to continue an Act, entitled. An A^ to prevent Waftc from 
being committed upon the Common Lands of Bergen, &c. which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 



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Mr. Reading reported, that Mr. Runyon and himfelf, delivered the Bills to them 
intrufted, to the Speaker of the Council. • 

G Mr. 



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Mr. FiJIjer, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, 
entitled, An A£t to fix and a/certain the Divi/ion Line, between the Counties of Middlefex 
and Somerlet, f>om Inianb'j, cr French's Ferry, at the City of New-Brunlwick, to 
Mile Run J which was read thefirll Time, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Keafbeyt from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled. An Adl to ereSi the 
^ownfhip of Hartfurd, in the County of Gloucefter, was committed, reported the 
fame with feveral Amendments ; which were read, and feveral Amendments being 
made in the Houfe ; en the Queflion, 
Ordered, 

That the fame be engrofled. 

Mr. Keafhey, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled, Jn Aft to enable the 
Owners and Pojfeffors of the Marfh and Swamp on the South Branch of Stow Creek, 13 c- 
was committed, reported the fame with feveral Amendments ; which were read, and 
feveral Amendments being made in the Houle j on the Queflion, 
Ordered, 

That the fame be engroffed. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to lay out a Road on the foutherly Side of Cohan fey Creek, 
&c. and to efiablifh a Ferry acr$fs the faid Creek, from the Townfhip of Greenwich to the 
faidRoad; was read the fecond Time, and committed to Niv . R. Lawrence and 
Mr. RunyoK. 

The Petitions of the Inhabitants of the Counties of E£ex and Bergen, for a Bridge 
over Paffaick River, at Aquackanonck, were read the fecond 1 ime ; and on the Queflion, 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Ogden and Mr. Bey, be a Committee, to prepare and bring in a Bill 
accordingly. 

The Petition from the Truftees of the Roads and Ferries from Newark, to the 
Road leading from Bergen Point to Paulus Hook, &c. was read the fecond Time ; 
and on the Queflion, 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill. 

Mr. Cooper, by Leave of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Aft explaifting 
•who fhall have the Right of Voting at the Elections of Townpip Officers ; which was 
read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition from a Number of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County 
of Somerfet, praying Leave, to bring in a Bill for building a new Court- Houfe, &c. 
was read the fecond Timej 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly, at the next SefTion* 
of Affembly, provided no reafonable Objeftion thereto then appears ; and that it 
alfo then appears, that a Copy of this Minute has been publickly read, and fixed up, 
at the next Court of QLiarter SefTions for faid County. 

Mr. Keafhey reported, that Mr. Stilwell and himfelf, delivered the Bill to them 
intruftcd, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Ogden, in Behalf of the Petitioners, brought in a Bill, entitled, A Supple- 
mentary Aft to an A£l, entitle. An ASifor laying out a Road from Newark, in the 
County of Eflex, to the publick Road, leading from Bergen Point to Paulus Hook, 
on Hudfon's River, in the County of Bergen, and for the ere^ing and eftablifhing Ferries 
acrofs the Rivers Paffaick and Hackinlack ; which was read^ and ordered a fccciid 
Reading. 

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On a Motion made^ 
Orderedy 

That Mr. J. Lawrence, Mr. Johnjion^ Mr. Borden, and Mr. Runyon, be a Com- 
mittee, to bring in a Bill for the more'efFeclual preventing the counterfeiting the Bills 
of Credit of the neighbouring Governments, and uttering the fame, knowing them to 
be counterfeit, in this Colony. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for invejiing a Fee Simple EJiate in the Toll Bridge lately 
ereSfed over Newton-Creek, tfc. in William Gerrard, i^c. was read the fecond 
Time. 

Ordered, 

That the fame be committed to Mr. Cooper and Mr. Borden. 

The Petition of John Dorfey, letting forth, that he hath invented and found 
the Means of running down Iron Ore into Pig, and leperating the Drofs in a Furnace 
ercdled at a fmall Expencc, without Water, W.heel, or Bellows, &c. And praying a 
Profit for the Time, and in the Manner ufual in Great-Britain, 8c;c. was read the 
fecond Time. The Houfe taking the fame into Confideration j 
Ordered, 

That Mr. J. La-wrence, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Borden, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Clement, 
or any Three of them, be a Committee to confer with the faid John Dorfey, upon 
the fubjeft "Matter of his Petition, and report the Utihty of his Improvement, to the 
next Seffiona of Affembly, 

The Bill, entitled, An Ad to impower the jujiices and Freeholders of the County of 
Burlington, to pur chafe a Lot of Ground, to build a Nevj Gaol, and other neceffary Build- 
ings thereon, was read the lecond Time ; and on the Queftion ; whether it be fixed at 
Burlington, or left to the Juftices and Freeholders to fix the Place ? It pafTed in the 
Affirmative. 

Ordered, 

That the fame be committed to Mr. Borden and Mr. Miller. 

The Bill, entitled. An A£t for building a Court Houfe and Gaol for the County of 
Middlefex, Gfr. was read the fecond Time; 
Ordered, 
That the fame be committed to Mr. Ogden and Mr. Stilwell. 

The Petitions of the Inhabitants of Hanover, in the County of Morris, praying 
a Law to amend their Roads by Tax, was read the fecond Time 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill. 

Whereupon, Mr. Reading, in Behalf of the Petitioners, brought in a Bill, entitled. 
An Aft to repair the publick Roads of Hanover, in the County of Morris, by a Tax on 
the Inhabitants of the fame ; which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading. 

The Hcufe adjourned till Three, P. M. 

The Houfe met, and adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine o'CIock. 

Monday t June 23, 1766. 

The Houfe met. 

The engroflcd Bill, entitled. An Acl: to naturalize Jacob Hcrtcl, and Join Jacob 
JFailh, being read and compared j and on the Queftion, 
Refohed, 
That the fame do pafs. 

The 



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The engrofied Bill, entitled, An Acl for laying out and ef:ahliJJ::ng a Read fran 
Bergen i-'oinr, along up i\ ewark iia\ , i^c. being lead and compared ; and on the 
QLieftion, 

Rr^folved., 

That the fame do pafs. 

The engrofled Bill, cnntled. An hStto enelle the Owners and Tcffejjcrs of the Marfh 
end Swamp on the South Branch of Scow Crtik, isc. Lting read anu compared, and 
Jeveral Amendments bang made in the Houfe, on the Queftion j 
Refohed, 
That tlie lame do pafs. 

0/ deyed. 
That Mr. Ogden and Mr. Joknflcn, do carry the above Bills to the Council, and 
defire their Concurrence thereto. 

Mr. J. Lawrence, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a 
Bill, cntitlea, An A61 for mcire effeiiually preventing the counterfeiting the httls of 
X^redit of the neighbouring Governments, or uttering the fatne in this LoMi^, iiji. whi^h 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Bill, entitled, An h&. to prevent Wafie from -being committed upon the Common 
Lands of BcTgen, C^'c. was rcau the lecona Time, and committed to M.x.Fifhcr, 
and Mr. J. Lawrence. 

The Bill entitled, An Acl explaining the Right of Voting at Town Meetings and 
the Elections of Towfifhip Officers, was read the fecond Time, and leveral Amend- 
ments bs.ng made in the Houfc; on the Queltion, 
Ordered, 

That the lame be engrofled. 



O' 



Mr. Johnfion reported, that Mr. Ogden and himlelf, delivered the Bills to them in- 
trufted, to the Speaker of the Council. 

Mr. Ogden, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, en- 
titled. An Adt to impower the Jufiices and Freeholders of the Coanty of tllcx and Bergen, 
to build a Bridge over Paflaick River, near the Dutch Church at Acquackanonck, which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Act, to an Acl, entitled. An A&. for laying out a 
Roaa from Newark, in the County of Eflcx, to the publick Road, leading from Bergen- 
Point to Paulus-ilook, on Hudfon's River, in the County c/" Bergen, and jor ereLiinga>;d 
eflablifimng Ferries acrofs the River Palfaick and Hackinfack, was read the lecond 
Time, and committed to Mr. Aliller and Mr. Cooper. 

The Houfe adjourned till Two P. M. 

The Houie met, according to Adjournment. 

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, 
A Supplementary Ad to an A£i for laying cut a Rond from Newark, to the publitJi 
Road leading from Bergen-Point to Paulus-Hook, on HudfonV River, i^c. and for 
erecting and efiablifotng Ferries acrofs the Rivers Paflaick and Hackinfack, reported 
the fame with fcveral Amendments, which, with the Amendments were read, and fc- 
veral Amendments being thereto made in the Houfe ; on the Queftion, whether the 
fame be engrolfed or not ? It pafled as follows : 

YEAS. 



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YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. JtbnfiiH, Mr. J. La-iurtme, Mr. Miller, Mr. Runyon, 

Mr. IVetberill, Mr. Borden, Mr. Keajbey, Mr. ^. Laiurence, 

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Ltaming, Mr. /"//fr, 

Mr. O'dcn, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Stil'well, Mr. fan Giefcn, 

Mr. CV<j«f, Mr. Ckment, Mr. fl«r/. Mr. Z)gr, 

That the fame be engrofled. 

Mr. Borden, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled, .<^» Ad /o impower 
t^e Jujiices and Freeholders of the County of Burlington, to purchafe a Lot of Lround 
to build a 'NrjJ Gaol, and other neceffary Buildings thereon, was committed, reported 
the fame with feveral Amendments, which were read ; and on the Quellion, 
Ordered, 

That the fame be engrofled. 

Mr. Ogden, from the Committee, to v/hom the Bill, entitled, An Aft for huilding 
t, Court- Houfe and Gaol, for the County e/ Middlefex, was committed, reported tnc 
fame with ieveral Amendments, wliich were read ; and icveral Amendments being 
made thereto, on the Qucfiion, 
Ordered, 

That the fame be engroffed. 

Mr. J. La'-jurence, from the Committee appointed for that Purpole, brought in a 
Bill, entitled, .,'/;; Adt appoitJing Commiffioners, for fupplying the feveral Barracks ereiied 
in this Colony, with Furniture and other Neceffaries for accommodating the King's Troopi 
in, or marching through this Colony, and for defraying other incidental Charge s ; which 
was read, and ordered a fecond iveading. 

A Mcflage from the Council, by Mr. Parker, acquainring the Houle, that the 
Council have made one Amendment to the Bill, entitled, y^« Acb for the Improvement 
of the Navigation of the South fVe/l Branch of Ancocas Creek \ to which they defired 
the Concurrence of this Houfe, and delivered the Bill and Amendment in at the 
Table. Alfo acquainting the Houfe, that the two Bills, one entitled. An Adl ia 
enable the Oivners end Pcffeffcrs of a certain Btdy of Meadow and Marfh, lying on the 
IVefterly Side of Racoon Creek, &c. the other, entitled, An Aft for builditig and 
maintaining a Bridge over the North Branch of Great Timber C'cek, in the County of 
Gloucefter ; have paflcd the Council without any Amendment. 

The Amendment to the Bill, entitled, An Aft for the Improvement of the Navi- 
gation of the South-Weft Branch of Ancocas Creek, was read in its Place; to which 
the Houfe agreed. And ordered the faid Bill, with the Council's Amecdment, to 
be re- engrofled. 

The Houfe adjourned 'till To-msrrow Morning Nine o'Clock, 

Tuejday, 'June 24, 1766. 

The Houfe met. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Improvement of the Navigation of the 
South-Weft Branch of Ancocas Creek, with the Council's Amend.ment, being read 
and compared ; on the Queilion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

H Ordered, 



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YEAS. 


NAYS. 


Mr. Clement, 


Mr. Wetherill, 


Mr, MiUer, 


Mr. Runyon, 


Mr. Kerfiey. 


Mr. ^. Laiurence, 


Mr. Learning, 


Mr. /"//Jfr, 


Mr. Sliliuell, 


Mr. Aan G/'«/o», 


Mr. Hart. 


Mr. Dey, 




Mr. Doughty. 



Ordered, 

That Mr. Borden and Mr. Keajley, do carry the faid Bill to the CoHncil, and 
inform them, that this Houie have agreed to their Amendm uc tliercto, and pafftd 
the iame accordingly. 

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Keafley and himfelf, delivered the Bill to them 
cntrufted, to the Speaker of the Council. 

The engrolTed Bill, entitled, yin Aft explaining the Right of Voting at town 
Meetings and the Elections of townjhfp Officers, being read and compared ; on the 
Queftion, 

Refohed, Nemine Contradicent:, 

That the lame do pafs. 

>/ The engrofTed Bill, entitled, Jn A&. to ereEl the Townjhip of Hartford, in tbt 

County of Gloucefter, being read and compared ; on the Queltion, 
Refohed, 
That the fame do gals. 

. The engroffcd Bill, entitled. Ah AG. to impo-xer the Jtiflices, and Freeholders of the 
County of Burlington, lo-purihafe a Lot of Ground to build a New Gaol, idc. being 
read and compared ; on the Queftion : It pafled in the Affirmative. 

YEAS. ----- - 

Mr. Johnjion, 
Mr. Anderjon, 
Mr. Ogden, 
, Mr. Crane, 

Mr. J. Lanvrince, 
Mr. Borden, 
Mr. Cecper, 
Refohed, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. J. Lawrence, and Mr. R. Lawrence, do carry the faid Bills to the Council, 
and defire their Concurrence thereto. 

Mr. Fifher, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled, An A6b to contimtg 
an A£l, entitled. An Ad; to prevent Wafte from being ccmmitted upon the Common Lands 
tf Bergen, 13 c. was committed, reported the lame, with I'everal AmendmcntSj 
which were read ; on the Queftion, 
Ordered, 

That the fame be engrolTed. 

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An 
Aft for invejling a Fee Simple Efiate, in the Toll Bridge lately ereited over Newton 
Creek, in William Gerrard, his Heirs and Affigns, &c. reported the fame, with feveral 
Amendments; which were reajj, and feveral Amendments being made thereto in the 
Houle ; on the Queftion, 
Ordered, 

That tiie iame be engrofled. 

The Bill, entitled, An Aft to impower the Jujiices and Freeholders of the Counties of 
Eflex and Bergen, to build a Bridge over t'affaick River, i^c. was read the kcond 
Time ; and on the Queftion, 
Ordered, 

That the fame be engrolTed. 

Mr. 7. Lawrence reported, that Mr. R. Lawrence and himfelf, delivered the Bill* 
• to them entrulled, to the Speaker in Council. 



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A Petition was prcfentcd from feveral of the Inhabitants of the County of Meif- 
mouth, praying an Alteration in the A£t for regulating Roads and Bridges ; which 
was read ; 

Ordered, ' 

That the Confideration of the fame be referired to the next Seffions of AfTembly. 

A MeflTagc from the Council by Mr. Ogden, acquainting the Houfe, that the Bill, 
entitled, yin Ad: for the Support of Government, &c. has paffed the Council without 
Amendment. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met according to Adjournment. 

A MeiTage from the Council, by Mr. Woodruff, acquainting the Houfe, that the 
Bill, entitled. An Aft to prohibit the fetting of Nets, Seins, and other Devices, in 
the River Raritan and South-River, i^c. and alio the Bill, entitled, Jn Ad /» 
amend and further continue an A£i, entitled. An A£i for better fettling and regulating 
the Militia of this Colony, {iff . and alfo the Bill, entitled, An h.&. to enable the Owners 
and Poffeffcrs of the Meadows and Mayflies bounding on Delaware, between Long-PoinC 
and Kilko-Hook, i^c. toftop out the Tide, i6c. and alfo the Bill, endtlcd. An Adt 
to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of the Meadows and Swamps, lying on a fmall Branch 
of A\\owz.y's Creek, 4n the County of Salem, to keep up and maintain the Dams, ^c. 
are all palfed the Council without any Amendment. 

The Petition of Azariah Dunham was read, fetting forth, that the fixing of the 
I-ine of the Counties of Somerfet and Middlefex, in Albany-Street, in New-Brunfwick^ 
is highly difadvantagcous to the County of Middlefex, and praying that the Middlefex 
Commiffioners may be heard ; 
Ordered, 

That the Confideration thereof be referred to the next Seffions of AfTembly, when 
the Houfe will hear both Parties. 

The Bill, entitled. An A6t appointing Commiffioners for fupplying the feveral Bar- 
racks eieSied in this Colony with Furniture, and other Neceffaries, iic. and for 
defraying other incidental Charges ; was read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, 
Ordered, 

That the fame be engrofled. 



'O' 



The ertgrolTed Bill, entitled. An AB: for building a Court Houfe and Gaol for the 

County of Middlefex, being read and compared ; and on the Queflion, whether 
the lame do pafs .-' It was carried in the Affirmative as follows : 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS. 

Mr. Jthnftsn, Mr. Clement, Mr. WethiriH, Mr. Van Giefin, 

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Miller, Mr. Rttnyin, Mr. Dey, 

Mr. OgJen, Mr. Learning. Mr. R. La-wrer.ce, Mx. Dtughty, 

Mr. Crane, Mr. Stil-well, Mr. Fiper, Mr. Keajbej, 

Mr. J. Lan-vrence, Mr. Reading, 

Mr. Borden, Mr. Hart. 

Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Johnpn and Mr. Hart, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their 
Concurrence. 

Mr. R. Lawrence, from the Committee, to whom was committedthe Bill, entitled, • d 

An Adt to lay out a Road on the South Side of Cohanfey Creek, &c. reported the fame, 
with feveral Amendments ; which were read, and feveral Amendments being made 
in the Houfe -, oji the Queflion, 

Ordered^ 



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Ordered, 
That the fame be engroffed 



* Mr. Johnjton reported, that ^r. Hart and himfclf, delivered the Bill to them 
■ inftrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'Clock. 

Wednrfday, June 25, 1766. 
The Houfe met. 
A Meflage from the Governor, by the Deputy Secretar}', in the following Words. 

* Gentlevien, 

A Few Weeks ago, I received an Account from Col. Van Campen^ 
of a Murder and Robbery committed in SiiJJ'ex, on the Body 

* and Effedts of an Oneida InAizn. The Murderer, it feems, was taken 
' up, and committed to the County Gaol, but was refcued the fame 

* Evening by a Number of Perfons in Difguife. I immediately iffued a 

* Proclamation, offering a Reward for the Perpetrator of the horrid Aft, 

* and his Abettors, and direfted the Magiftrates and Officers of Govcrn- 

* ment to exert themfelves on the Occafion. I alfo wrote to Sir William 
' John/on, His Majefty's Superintendant for Indian Affairs, to defire he 

* would ufe his good Offices, in accomodating this Matter with the 

* Indians, and prevent their fliewing any Refentment to the Frontier 

* Inhabitants. He acquaints me in his Anfwer, that " the Indians had 
" fcnt him fome Belts on that Head fome Days before, and are very uneafy 
" the rather as they have Reafon to apprehend, from the Condudl of 
" feveral of the Frontier Inhabitants of the neighbouring Colonies, that 

* * many more will fhare the fame Fate ; for the ill-timed Refentment of 
" thefe People, feems fo prevalent, that it will be extremely difficult for 
" Government to prevent them from infulting the Indians, and more fo to 
" curb the Refentment of the latter, who will certainly go about to rcdrefs 
" themfelves, unlefs fomething effeBiial be done, at leaft to prevent the 
" like for the future j for this is only one amongfl; feveral Inftances of the 
" like Nature, lately committed on the neighbouring Frontiers, and the 
" Indians make little or no Diflinftion of Perfons or Provinces, when full 
" of Refentment." 

* Having lately heard that the Murderer flill continued in the County, 

* and that no efFedlual Means had been taken by the Officers there to 

* apprehend and bring him to Juftice, I acquainted the Council therewith ; 

* who have, as you will fee by the Papers now laid before you, advifed 

* the employing ibme adlive Perfons of Morris County, in that necelTary 

* Service. This has been done, and the Perfon fufpedled of the Murder, is 
' fecured in the County Gaol of SuJ/ex ; but it appears from the bcfl Intcl- 

* ligence which can be obtained, that there is great Reafon to believe he 
' cannot be brought to a fair Trial in that County, nor executed, even if 

* he fliould be convided, without exciting dangerous Commotions. 

' It 



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' It is really an alarming Confideration, that after fo much Blood and 

* Treafure has been expended in obtaining a Peace with the Indians, 

* that there fhould be found among ourfelves Men fo very abandon'd as 

* to endeavour to involve the Provinces again in all the Calamities of an 

* Indian War ; and that this will be the Gate, feems very probable from 
' Sir JVilliam "johnjon^ Letter, unlefs a timely Stop is put to the Felly and 
' V/ickednefs of the Frontier People in this Refpedl, There are, no 
' doubt, among them a Number of well-difpofed Perfons, who have 

* a juft Abhorrence of the Conducl of their Neighbours ; but it really 

* appears that they are too {t,\j to do what is requilite to be done for their 

* own Safety. I muft therefore requeft, that you would pay a ferious 

* Attention to this Matter; and, in Order to bring to condign Puniiliment, 

* thofe who have already trangrefs'd, and to prevent the like Offences in 
' future, that you would prepare an A(fl, to make them liable to be tried 

* and punifhedin any of the Counties of the Province which the Jullices 

* of the Supreme Court fliall judge moft fuitable. 

W. FRANKLIN. 

Which being read, 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fijher, Mr. Johnjlon, and Mr. Crans^ be a Committee to prepare and 
bring in a Bill accordingly. 

AMeflage from the Council, by Mr. Parker, acquainting, the Houfe, that the 
Bill, entitled, An Aft to naturalize Jacob Hertel, and John Jacob Failhj alio the Bill, 
entitled. An Acl for laying cut and cftablsjhmg a Road Jrcm Bergen-Point, up along 
Newark-Bay, and from thence to Faulus-riook, on riudfon'j R:ver, iyc. alio the Bill, 
entitled. An Aft to enable the Owners ai:d Poffeffors of the Marfh and ^wamp lying en 
the South Branch of Stow Creek, to mai taift the Bank, Dam, and other li^aterworks 
ncrofs the [aid Creek, to prevent the Tiae, ^c. have all pafled the Council without 
Amendment. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled, A Supplement arj Act, to an A51, entitled. An K6k for 
laying out a Road from Newark, to the puhltck Road leaaing from Bergen- Point to 
Paiilus-Hook, on riudlbn'j River, i^c. being read and compared i on the Queftioa, 
whether the fame do pafs, it was carried as follows : 

YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. Jcknjlcr., Mr. J. La^urence, Mr. Ktafbey, Mr. Runyor., 

Mr. Andeijon, Mr. Bcrttta, Mr. Sitlv.-ell, Mr. Fijkir, 

Mr. Ogder, Mr. Doughty Mr. Reading, M'^an Gie/is, 

Mr. Cra.-r.-, Mr. Milicr. Mr. Hart. Mr. Dty. 

Refclved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

The cngrof^d Bill, entitled. An Acl to continue an A^, entitled. An Aft to prevent 
Wafte, ^c. upon the Common Land, allotted to the Patent of iJeacaucus, i^c. being 
read and compared j on the Queftion, 
Refohed, 

Nemine Contradicente, That the fame do pafs. ^ 

The engroiTed Bill, entitled, An Aft for invefting a Fee Simple in the Toll Bridge 
lately erected over Newcon Creek, in William Gerrard, hii Heirs and AJigns, ^c. being 
read and compared i on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That illy, l^mc do pais. 

I The 



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The cngrofTed Bill, entitled. An Aft to impower the Juftices and Freeholders of the 
Counties o/Eflex and Bergen, to build a Bridge over Pairaick River, ^c. being read 
and compared i on the Queftion, 
Refolved., 
That the iame do pafs, Nemine Contradicente. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Van Giefon, and Mr. Crane, do carry the faid Bills to the Council for 
their Concurrence. 

The Bill, entitled, An Ad to repair the fublick Roads of Hanover, in the County 
of Morris, by a Tax en the Inhabitants of the fame, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 
That the fame be committed to Mr. Borden and Mr. Hart. 

Mr. Van Giefon reported, that Mr. Crane Siud himfelf, delivered the Bills to them in- 
trufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Petition from a Number of the Inhabitants of Wocdbridge, in the County of 
Middkfex, complaining of unequal Taxation, as the Laws for that Purpofe now 
iland, was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Confideration of this Matter be referred to the next SefTions of AfTembly. 

The Houfe adjourned till Two P. M. 
The Houfe met, according to Adjournment. 

Mr. Borden from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An 
Aft to repair the Roads of Hanover, in the County of Morris, by aTax on the Inhabi- 
tants of the fame, reported the fame, with fevcral Amendments, which were read, and 
on the Queftion, 
Ordered, 

That the fame be engrofled. 

A Petition was prefented from a Number of the Owners and Podefibrs of the Lands 
and Meadows adjoining to Pc.ffatck River, in the County of EJfex, Somerfet, and Morris, 
letting forth, that they have received great Damage, occafioned by a Mi!]-Dam built 
acrofs faid River, belonging to Samuel V/codniff, Efq; and praying the Relief of this 
Houfe, which was read, and the Parties attending, and being defirous to be heard, 
were called in; 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petition do lie on tht Table. 

A McITage from his Excellency by the Deputy Secretary in the following Words. 

♦ Gentlemen, 
< T Was in Hopes, that as His Majefly and His Parliament had been 

* jL gracioufly pleafed to forgive the late Irregularities in the Colonies, 

* it would have been the Inclination and Endeavour of every prudent 
''Pcrfon that they fhould likewife be forgot. In thefc Expectations I 
' find myfelf greatly difappointed, by your Meffagc in Anfwer to my 

* Speech at the Clofe of the laft SeiTion. You have therein revived a 

* Subjedt vv^hich I imagined " a due Senfe of the Honour of the Province," 

* would have induced you to wifli buried in Oblivion. Had you, however, 

* contented yourfelves with giving nn unfair Reprefentation of what I 

< then 



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' then faid and did, I (hould probably have pafled it over unnoticed ; but 

* as you have likewife attempted to juftify your Proceedings, and thereby, 

* as far as in your Power, eftabhfh a Precedent for the like Condud: in 
' future, the Duty of my Station will not fuffer me to be filent. 

' Before I enter into a particular Confideration of your MefTage, I 

* think it neceffary to give a fuccind: Detail of the Matter in DiTpute 

* between us, as I hear it has been much agitated and greatly mifrepre= 
' fented, in many Parts of the Province. 

* At a Seflions held at Burlhigton, in June, 1765, a Letter from the 
' Speaker of the MalJachuJets-Bay, was laid before the Houfe, requeuing 
' them to appoint Commiffioners to meet thofe of other Provmces at aa 

* intended Congrefs in New-Tork. The Houfe, after taking the fame 
' into " deliberate Conjideration," determined (as appears from their owa 
' Words) " unanimoujly againft conneSling on that Oua/ion," and diredled a 
' Letter to be wrote at the Table to the Speaker of the Majj'ach.f ts~ 
' Bay, acquainting him with their Determination ; whicii was done 

* accordingly, approved of, and ordered to be figned by the Speaker. 

* Not long after, the Speaker, with the Advice and Concurrence (as I 

* underftand) of fome others of the Houfe, thought proper to write a 

* circular Letter to all the Members, deflring their Attendance at Amboy. 
' In Purfaance of this new and extraordinary Kind of Summons, a N^umber 
' of them mst, but others, more wifely, refufed to attend: However, 

* thofe who did aj-pear, tho' not more than Twelve of the Rcprefentatives, 

* immediately proceeded to Bufinefs. The S leaker took the Chair, one 

* of the Members was appointed to a6las Clerk, Debates enfued, and the 

* Refult was. They (tt zfiietlmt un:7n''mouf Refolution which the Houfe, 

* in their conftltutional Capacity, had made after deliberate Coyijideratioriy 

* and, in diredl Oppofition thereto, appointed a Committee to attend the 
' Congrefs at Neiv-Tork. Two of their Number, with the Speaker, 

* being nominated, undertook the Service, had a Copy of their Appoint- 
' ment certified bv^ the Clerk, which they produced at the Congrefs as 
' their Authority for attending that Meeting. The Speaker, it ieems, 

* by refufiiig to fign the AidreflTes prepared there, gave great Otfence to 

* many of the People, and it v/as judg'd neceffary that there fhould be a 

* Meeting of the whole Legillature, to prevent Difturbances on that 

* Account. Nine Members then joined him in requeuing me to call 

* fuch Meeting, which I immediately complied with, agreeable to a 

* Declaration I had made foon after my Arrival in the Province. The 
' Affembly met on the 26th of November at Burlington, and entered into 

* fandry Refolutions relative to Rights and Privileges. I was in daily 

* Expedation that they would likewife either condemn, or make fome 
' Apology for the illegal Meeting at Amboy, and as I thought it would be 

* more for their Honour and Credit as a Houfe, that they fliould do this 

* of their own Accord, than in Confequencc of my reminding them of 

* their Duty, I omitted faving aiy Thing to them on the Occafion. tut 

* what was the Conduct cf the Houfe at this Jundure ? They cime to a 

* Refolution, purporting, th t t'ley not only approved of the Proceedings 
' of the Congrefs, but of the " Appmntmnu qI the Commit. ee" wiio 

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' attended in Behalf of this Province: Thus giving all the Sandlionthey 

* could to the Meeting at Ainboy, and fixing a Precedent for the like 

* hereafter. I received a Copy of the Minutes containing this Refolve in 

* the Evening, when two of your Members happened to be with me. I 

* told them that I was forry to fee that Refolve, as I expeded one of a 

* quite different Nature, and was now put under the difagreeable Necef- 

* fity of faying fomething to the Houfe on a Subjedl which I was in Hopes 
' to have avoided. They faid they difapproved of that Part of the Refolve 

* at which I took Exceptions, as much as I did, and wifhed it had never 
' paffed. Next Morning a Member acquainted me, that the Houfe had 

* ftruck out of their Minutes the exceptionable Part of the Refolve of the 
' preceding Day, and hoped that would fatisfy me. My Anfwer v/as, that 

* the Houfe had fo far aded right, but as they had not thought proper to 
' difapprove or apologize for that unconflitutional Meeting at Amboy, 
' there was flill the fame Neceffity for my taking Notice of it as ever; 
' for a total Silence might be deemed as much an Acquiefcence with it as 

* an exprefs Approbation. In lefs than an Hour afterwards, I received a 

* Meffage from the Houfe, acquainting me, that they had gone through 

* their Bufinefs, and defired to be difmiffed : And notwithflanding the 

* Houfe mufl have been well convinced, that I intended to fignify my 

* Difapprobation of their Conduft before I prorogued them; yet neither 

* before nor after the Delivery of my Speech, tho' fome Paufe enfued 

* between that and the Prorogation, did they in the leaft intimate that 

* they fhould be glad of an Opportunity of anfwering it. 

' As you know. Gentlemen, this to be a true State of the whole of that 

* Tranfadlion, with what Colour of Juilice can you then infinuate, that it 
' was my " Vie'^j) to prevent, by an immediate Frorogation, your having an 
" Opportunity at the Time of anfwering for yourfehes?" I detefl the 

* Thought. And were you even more formidable Opponents, than by 

* that Infmuation you feem to think yourfelves, yet fliould I fcorn to have 

* Recourfe to fo pitiful an Expedient : For, however, I may fail in 

* Abilities to manage, yet I hope I fhall never want Refolution to engage 

* in any Matter which my Duty may make necefTary. 

" A Moment's ferious Refledlion (you fay) would have fhewn mc that 
" this Houfe did not merit my Cenfure, nor the Meeting I complain of 
** fuch Epithets." You are miflaken. Gentlemen, for tho' I have had 
' feveral Months ferious Refledlion on that Subjedl, yet am I as fully fatis- 

* fled as I am of any Truth whatever, that the Meeting was " unprecedented, 
*« irregular, and unconflitutional ;" and confequently that your Houfe, as 

* you not only refufed to acknowledge this, but endeavour'd as far as in 

* you lay to make it a Precedent, did merit the Cenfure you received on 

* that Account. 

' You proceed to fay, " it is not the Meeting alone, but the Confe- 
" quences I complain of, and that not in this Province, but in the neigh- 
" bouring Government." Here again, you are miftaken. Gentlemen, I 

* never fo much as thought of complaining to you of any Confequences in 

* another Government, and I am amazed how you could give any Words 
' in my Speech fo forc'd a Conflrudion. Reports had been induflrioufly 

• fpread 



( 37 ) 

* Ipread through this Province, that I had arbitrarily refufed, though 

* frequently requefted, to let the AlTembly have an Opportunity of peti- 
' tioning the Crown and Parliament. Thefe Reports were very generally 

* credited by the People, efpecialiy when they received fo ftrong a Confir- 

* mation of them, as the lawlefs Convention at ^/w^oj'j aMeafure which 

* they never could fuppofe the Members would have gone into, unlefs they 

* had failed in procuring a Meeting in the regular and accuftomed Manner. 
' The general Ferment which then prevailed, added to the Intelligence I 

* received, gave me fufficient Realbn to apprehend ill Confequences to 
' myfelf and Family in this Province. Had I mentioned thefe Reports, 

* without faying from whence they fprang, it would have appeared as if I 

* meant to lay them to the Charge of the Inhabitants oi New-Jerfey. I 

* knevr them to be innocent, and therefore determined to clear them of the 
'Imputation, by pointing out the Authors of the Villainy, and the Place 

* of their Reiidence. I little fufpedled that in doir^g this I fliould incur 

* your Difpleafure, or that it was polTible for you to conceive that I thereby 

* intended to ifitereji you in the *' prefent Controverfy there." I am as 
** indifferent to the Politicks of that Government" as you can be; and I 

* think I have not fl:iewn any " Regard for them farther than they affedt 
" this Province." But fuppofe that a Chinefe Mandarin, had contrived to 

* propagate thofe Reports, are you, becaufe t happen to mention the 

* Perfon and Country, to conceive that I want to intereft you in the 
** Politicks of the Government of China ?" And yet you might as reafona- 

* bly do one as the other. 

' It is true, as you fay, that I admitted " the Temper of the People 
" might have made a Meeting of their Reprefentatives neceffary." But 
' I faid at the fame Time, that " I believed there was not a Man 
" among them, the leaft acquainted with the Nature of Government, 
** who could think it was proper to violate the Principles of the Confti- 
" tution on the Occafion." You tell me, however, that you " believe few 
" Will think with me, that the Meeting was a Violation of the Principles 
" of the Conftitution, as Neceffity urged the Members to it." If that is 

* all the P^eafon for their Opinion it amounts to juft Nothing, as no 

* fuch NeceJJity ever exifted, nor could have exifted, unlefs a Meeting was 

* no otherways to be obtained. By your faying, that " had the Legijlature 
" been called, this Meeting had not happened," you unkindly leave the 

* World to imagine, that I had refufed to call a Meeting of the Legifla- 

* turc, as had been reported ; but you muft be confcious that no Applica- 

* tion for that Purpofe had then been made to me, notwithftanding I had 

* often declared that upon fuch a Requeft from the Speaker and about 

* Nine Members I Ihould be ready to gratify them all in my Power. 

* Why you fhould mention, that " I cannot charge you with Want 
" of Regard to me fince my Reiidence among ydu" I am at a Lofs to 

* apprehend. I have never even intimated any Thing of the Kind; on 

* the coiitrary, I told you in the very Speech you objed: to, that "I was 
"Jar from thinking that any of the Gentlemen who were concerned in 
" promoting the late Convention intended me any prejudice by that 
" Meeting." 

K * Whatever 



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' Whatever you may think. Gentlemen, it has always been, and ftill 

* is, far from my Inclination to " reprefent your Condudl in a Manner 
«' that might draw down His Majefty's Difpleafure." I have taken every 
' Opportunity to teftify my Approbation of it, where I could do it with 

* any Propriety. I was particularly unwilling to fay any Thing to you on 

* this Subjeft, and therefore did not fo much as mention it to you at the 

* opening of the laftSeffion, nor until the Clofe, in hopes that ajuftSenfe 

* of your Duty would make it needlefs. It is not, however, my Repre- 

* fentation of your Conduft, that can bring you under the Difpleafure of 
' His Majelly, but your Conduit itfelf;-— your uneceffarily " infringing 
*' on the Prerogatives of the Crown," and then attempting to jnftlfy your 
' Proceedings, when you well knew that fome fmall Acknow^ledgment 
' that they were owing to Accident or Inadvertence, or to the Confufion 

* of the Times, and that you did not mean they fhould be drawn into 

* Precedent, w^ould have been deemed quite fatisfadtory. . 

' You afterwards fpeak of this Affair by the foft Terms of " Members 
" meeting to confer on Meafures,— the Refult whereof was, the requejling 
" fome of their Members to join the General Congrefs," £cc. But in your 
' printed Votes, you ftile them a " Committee;' nay " Deputies from this 
*' Colony," and fay that they were " appointed to attend the late Congrefs 
" at New-Tork " Give me Leave to aik you, Gentlemen, if the Popu- 
' lace fliould get Intelligence of your late Addrefs to the Crown, and 

* fliould chance to difapprove of it as much as they did of your Letter to 
' the Speaker of the Mafacbuf'ts-Bay, whether a Number of the Members 

* might not affemble themfelves together, vote your Addrefs a Nullity, 
' and direft another to befent over diametrically oppofite ? Surely, if once 

* your Dodlrine and Pradtice become eftabliflied, they may not only do 
' this, but, with equal Right and Propriety, annul every other AA and 
' Refolution of your Houfe during the Seflion. — This is the Door you 

* are opening to let in fure Deftrudion to the Conftitution. This is the 

* Condudl, which, you fay, you " have the Happincfs to find has 
' had the Approbation of the Sober and Difcreet" I will not, Gentlemen, 

* pretend to difpute with you the Sentiments of your Conftituents; you 

* muft be fuppofed to know them beft : All I can fay is, that if they are 

* really of the Opinion you mention, I am very forry for it. I (liould 

* have thought, from the Knov/ledge I have of them, that they had too 

* much Senfe and Spirit not to refent fuch an Imputation as a Reflexion 

* upon their Underftandings. 

' Upon the Whole, it gives me great Concern to find, that at a Time 

* when the Colonies have fo many Adverfaries reprefenting them as dil- 
' loyal and averfe to all Government, fo refpeftable a Body as the Repre- 

* fentativcs of the Freemen of this Province fliould openly declare. That 
' fome of their Members ajjembling by their o'-jju Aiithori'tv, appointing a 
' Committee, and even difanulling an Aft of the Houfe when legally con- 

* vened, is not " unprecedented, irregular, orunconftitutional;" and that 

' fuch Condud has the Approbation of x\\t fiber and dijcrcct Part of the 

' People. Surely, Gentlemen, this Declaration " naight have better 

" been fpared," efpecially as you have not fupported it with a fingle Fad 

' or the leaft Shadow of Argument. 

'The 



( 39 ) • 

'The befl and wifeft of Men are liable to Frailties and Errors, and 

* there are Inflances where fuch Men have thought it noleflening of their 

* Dignity, but even an Honour, to acknowledge and redlify their Miftakes. 

* I heartily wifh you tlie fame Honour, and that, in order to obtain it, 
' you would no more ufurp or interfere with the proper Rights of another 
' Branch of the Legiflature, nor tenacioufly perfift in attempting to juftify 

* what is in its own Nature unjuftifiable." 

>/z^24, 1766. WILLIAM FRANKLIN. 

Ordered, 
That his Excellency's MelTage have a fecond Reading, 

Mr. Fijher, from the Committee appointed for that Purpole, brought in a Bill, 
entitled, An Aft fcr the Trial of Robert Simonds, alias Seymore, ijoiu a Prifoner 
in the Gaol ^ the County of Sufiex, for Felony and Murder in the faid County com- 
mitted ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Borden, from the Committee to fettle in the Vacation, the Account of John \ 

Allen, late Barrack Mailer at Trenton, reported the fame as follows. 



Dr. The Province of New-Jerfey, /o John Allen, per Contra Cr. 

Barmck-Majler at Trenton. By fundry Expences expended on 

the Barracks as per Vouchers. £,. 09 ; 14 : 05 

By bis CoramilTioiu from April 17, 
J764, to OSober-j, J765, he ha- 
ving done the Duty of both Bar- 
rack-Mafters 30:03:04 



jC- 39:17:09 



We the Subfcriberf, being appointed to fettle "Juhn Allen's Account* in the Vacation, do hereby 
certifr, that we have examined the Receipts and Vouchers relative to the faid Account, and do 
report the fame as above-ftated. 

fu^.f. . cf. JOSEPH BORDEN. 

y""*^''76«- -JOHN LAWRENCE. 



The cngroffcd Bill, entitled. An Ad appointing Commijftoners for fupplying the 
feveral Barracks, &c. and for defraying other incidental Charge* ; beino- read and 
compared ; on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. J. LawrencCy and Mr. Johnfion, do carry the faid Bill to the Council^ 
for their Coacurrence. 

The Houfe met, and adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'Clcck. 

T Thurfday, "June 26, 1766. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Learning, from the Committee on the Treafurer's Accounts, informed the 
Houfe, That Stephete Skinner, Efq; Treafurcr, had laid before them a Bag of Bills, 
which he received from the Executors of Samuel Nevtll, Efq; deceafed, late one of the 
Signers; fome of them arc dated Jw/y 2, 1746, and figned by Ifaac Decow, folely, 
others of them are dated September 8, 1755, and figned by Henry Pax fon, onlyj 

Ibme 



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'fome few are dated May i, 1758, and unfigned ; containing in the whole the Sum 
of ;^.996-5. That upon infpedting the late Treaiurer Johnjionh Accounts, (not 
entered in the Minutes) as fettled by the Committees with Mr. Johnjlon's Executors 
in 1762, they find a Charge touching the Money ftruck for the exchanging ragged 
Bills of £. 987-1 1. 4. allowing the Difference to be fome Miftake, not nbw to be 
accounted tor, as all the Perfons concerned therewith, are dcceafed ; the Committee 
of both Houfes, are unanimoufly of Opinion, that the faid Bills are the Sum men- 
tioned in Mr. Johnjion's Account aforefaid ; and laftly, that from the Date of the Bills, 
and Deceafe of the Signers, they cannot properly be rendered ufelul for exchanging 
ragged Bills, or any other Currency. 
Ordered, Nemine Contradicente, 
That the Committees burn the laid Bills, and that Mr, Learning and Mr. Keajhey 
wait upon the Council with this Minute for Concurrence. 

The engrofied Bill, entitled, An Aft for laying out a Road on the Southerly Side of 
Cohanfey Creek, in the County of Cumberiani, and to eftablifh a Ferry acr»fs the faid 
Creek, &cc. being read and compared; on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Learning and Mr. Keafbeyy do carry the faid Bill to the Council for their 
Cbncurrencc. 

Mr. Learning reported, that Mr. Keapey and himfelf, delivered the Bill and MelTage 
to them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Bill, entitled. An A&. for more effeilually preventing the counterfeiting the Bills 
of Credit of the neighbouring Governments; was read the fecond Time > on the Qudlion, 
Ordered, 
That the fame be engrofled. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft to repair the publick Roads in the tcwnfhip of 
Hanover, in the County of Morris, l>j a Tax, &c. being read and compared ; on 
the Queftion, 

Refolved, 
That the fame do pals. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Hart and Mr. Ct-ane, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their 
Concurrence. 

The Bill, entitled, An Aft for the Trial of Robert Simonds, alias Seymorc, 
now a Prifoner in the Gaol ef the County of Suflcx, i^c. being read the fecond Time •, 
on the Queftion, whether the fame be engrofled? It pafledinthe Negative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill do lie on the Table. 

> 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Learning and Mr. fFeiherill, do wait upon his Excellency, and acquaint 
him, that in Conformity to his MefTage of Yellerday, relating to the Trial of 
Robert Sitnonds, alias Seymore, the Houle ordered a Bill to be brought in tor that 
Piirpofe; and that upon mature Confideration thereof, on the Queftion, the Houfe 
ordered that faid Bill do lie on the Table. 

His 



( 4* ) 

His Excellency's Meffage of Yefterday Afternoon, being again read ; 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Cooper and Mr. Borden, be a Committee, to prepare and bring in a 
Draught of a Meflage in Anfwer thereto. 

A Petition was prelented by James Brooks, late Sheriff of Middle/ex, fetting 
forth, that the Gaol of faid County, was in OSlober iy6^, burnt down, fince 
which Time, there has been no proper Gaol for the confining Prifoners ; and that 
divers Anions have been commenced againft him for Efcapes, &c. and praying the 
Relief of this Houfe -, Vhich was read. 
Ordered, 

That the fame be referred to the next SefTions. 

The Houfe adjourn'd dll Two, P. M. 

The Houfe met according to Adjournment. 

A Meffage from the Council by Mr. Woodruff, acquainting the Houle, thatt he 
Bill, entitled. An A&: mpozvering ihe Jiiftices and Freeholders of the County of Bur- 
lington, to pur chafe a Lot of Ground to build a New Gaol, i^c. alfo the Bill, entitled, 
An Adt explaining the Right of voting at Town Meetings, and the Eletiion of Town- 
fhip Officers J have pafled the Council without any Amendment. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An Mk.for the more effectually preventing the Counter- 
feiting the Bills of Credit of the neighbouring Governments, &c. being read jnd com- 
pared ; on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Runyon and Mr. Clement, do carry the faid Bill to the Council for 
Concurrence. 

Mr. Johnson, from the Committee on publick Accounts, made the following 
Report. To which the Houle agreed. 



Dr. The Province of New-Jerfey, to Hen- per Contra Cr. 
drick Fifher, Efq; as Commiffioner, to 
pay the New-Jetlcy Regiment in the 
Month of November, 1762. 

To a Miilake in Capt. Coryell's Mufter- By a Ballance due the Province on 

Roll, fettled by a Committee in the billeting Account, as fettled 

June, 1765. .... £.05:17:06 by the Committees in Jaa^, 1763, £. 20 : o ; : Vy^ 

To Ca(h paid feveral Soldiers their „ T^■.. a ^ rx t 

Months Pay fince the Settlement in By Ditto on Account as Coramif- 

Ju«e, 1765, as per Vouchers. - . 36 : 05 : 00 ^°"^'-' '^"'^d by a Committee m 

Ballance due from the Province, - - 10 : 07 : 09 



To Commiffions, at two per Ont. 



- 


36 


:05 


:00 


£■ 


. 4Z 


:0o 
j6: 


:o5 

logj 


£■ 


+2: 


17: 


03i 



£■ 4»!'7:oai 



We three of the Committee on publick Accounts, having carefully examined the above Account, and 
Vouchers relative thereto, do find a Ballance due from the Province to Hindrick Fijber, Efq; of 
Icn Pounds Seven Sbitlinei and Nine-peace. 

JOHN JOHNSTON. 

JOHN HART. 

GEORGE READING. 

L Dr. 



(4^ ) 

Dr. The Pravince of New-Jcrfey, to Timothy Edwards, ont of the Commiffioners 

1764. To Amount of Sundries per Vouchers, - - . . . ^.69?: 12:11^ 

To Commi/Tions at i/i^r C«i/. ..... i3;i9:05j 

Juiuij. To C»lh paid .y/(rfAf« Ww»«-, Kfq; Treafurer, per Receipt, - - - 161:07:02^ 

,£.87j:i9:ot 



We the Subfcriberf, three of the Committee on publick Accounts, have examined the above 
Account, and the Vouchers relative thereto, and do report the fame as above ftated. 

JOHN JOHNSTON. 
JOSEPH BORDEN. 
JOHN HART. 



Mr. Fijhtr., from the Committee on publick Accounts, made the following 
Report. To which the Houfe agreed. 



Dr. The Province of New-Jerfey, in Account -with James Neilfbn, £/j; 

1761. To fundrjr Difljurfements as Mufter-Mafter, per Vouchers produced, &c. - - ,f. 2091:03 :oj 

17*2, To Ditto, as Ditto, per Ditto, . - . . . 25^5:19:00 

To Commiflions at i per Cent. - - - - - - - - - 4.6 .-15: 03 



£.4723:17:10 

We the Committee on publick Accounts, have carefully examined and infpefted the above Account 
and Vouchers, and find a Ballance of fourteen Pournii Six Shillings and Ten-pence, Proclamation 
Money, due from the Province of Hevj-Jerjey, to James Neil/on, Efq; as Mufter-Maiter for the 
Years 1761 and 1762. 

H E N D R IC K FISHER. 

JOSEPH BORDEN. 

GEORGE READING. 



The Houfc adjourned for Half an Hour. 

The Houfc met according to Adjournment. 

A Meffage from the Council, by Mr. Stevens, acquainting the Houfe, 
that the Council concur with the Votes of the Houfe of AfTembly this Day, 
relating to the unfigned Money in the Hands of Stephen Skinner, Efq; 

A MefTage from his Excellency by the Deputy Secretary, which was read in the 
Words following : 

' Gentlemen, 
' TOEING informed that feme Doubts have lately arifen, whether the 
' Y^ Adts of Parliament relative to Wrecks, are in Force within this 

* Province; I therefore recommend it to you, to extend hither fuch Provi- 
' fions in the faid Ads, as may be necelTary to fecure the Owners the 

* Property of thofe VefTels and Cargoes, which may unhappily be wrecked 

* on our Coafls. 

W. FRANKLIN. 

The Houfe taking the fame into Confideration, 

Ordered, 
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Johnpn, do bring in a Bill for the Purpofes 
mcntioaed in His Excellency's MefTage. 

Mr. 



( 43 ) 

for Cloaihing the Soldiers i» the Tear ly 64. per Contra Cr. 

176^, Mitrch II. By Ciih rectived of Stephen SkinntTi EC^j . . - ;C'SJS = 00:0a 

May-]. By Ditto Ditto - - . . 300:00:00 

i*«^tf^ 15. By Accountof S»lesof fundry Remnanti, - - - - 18:19:08 



£.873: 19:01 



per Contra Cr. 

1761. May 18. By Cafh received from jf/ri/r^Tu Joknfiott, Efq; Treafurer, - - ^.i2$o: 00:00 

16. By Ditto - - - - • - 301:15:00 

OSober n. By Ditto - - - - - - 50:05:00 

April iz. iy Ditto received from Ditto at fundry Times, ... zj97;i8:oo 

BallaHce due from the Province to James NeiJfon, 'Efq; - - - ' 14:06:10 



;C. +7*3! '7:10 



Mr. 7. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Johnfton and himfelf delivered the Bill to 
them cntrufled Ycfterday, to Mr. Stevens, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

Mr. Learning reported that Mr. IVetherill and hinnfelf delivered the Bill to them 
entrufted, to his Excellency. 

Mr. Runyon reported, that Mr. Clement and himfelf delivered the Bill to them 
entrufted, to Lord Stirling, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

Mr. Fijher from the Committee, to whom was referred the Account of Stephen 
Crane, Efq; reported the fame as follows. 



The Province of New-Jerfey, on the Frontiers, to Stephen Crane, Efq; 

Dr. per Contra Cr. 

1758 and 1759. By Mufter. Rolls and '"*""^ ^Vl f' ^^^ f '""JP/'^ . 

'^ Voucher.. xamined and allowed, £. 37?«-- 10: i, ,7.'"^'° R™.?1"-^''^V^'3' £.i5":i«:oo 

To BalW due to the Province, -^o^ ''iime^o7IL^.^S E% ':'_^6oo: oo-co 

£. +12l:iz:00 ~ 

£. +121: It: 00 



Mr. Crane chargei ^. 135 : 18 : 9 for Damages fuftained in Lofs of PoviCon* on the Frontiers, on 
Account of the Soldiers being difbanded before the Time appointed by Law, which the Commit- 
tee refers t» the Houfe, and if allowed by the Houfe in that Cafe, to be deduced from the afor*- 
faid Ballanc* of £. 334 : i : i. 

HENDRICK FISHER, 
June the z6th, \-;66. JOHN OGDEN, 

THEUNIS DEY. 

Mr. 



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Mr. Hart reported, that Mr. Crane and himfelf delivered the Bill to them entrufled, 
to the Sp eaker in Council. 

Mr. 7. Lawrence from the Committee, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Adt te 
extend certain Alls of Parliament of Great-Britain, pa(fed in the i2th 2'ear of Her 
late Majefiy ^een Ann, and the 4.th Tear of His late Majefly King George the Firfl, 
for preferving all Juch Ships and Goods thereof^ which fhall happen to be forced cnfhore 
x)r flranded ; which was read, and ordered a fccond Reading. 

The Houfc adjourned 'till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock. 



£)r. Stephen Skinner, Efq; Treafurer of the Eajlern Divijion of 

17<6, y«»«»i. To the old Deficiencies outftanding in Middlefex, as per 

Report in 1760, - - - £.18:18:05'^ 

To another Arrearage in Middlefex, as per Ditto, - 15 : 00 : 00 



£. 43:18:05^ 



To Arrears in the Intereft, as per the fame Report, i/fc. 

Bergen, £. 21: 04.: 091: 

EJJex, 71:06:05!; 

MiddUfex, 38:12:07^ 

To a Deficiency in Somerfet, «s per Ditto, - - - - - 1:05 :.oo 

;f. 177:0703^ 



Loan Office 



1746, yum 11, To I. I :tio3j which the Loan Officeis of Mo»/Kott/A have cancelled more 
than their Quota, and ought to be repaid them by the Treafurer out of 
the I. 41 : 16 : 00 that yet remains to be funk in EJex ; See the Report, 
December It, 1761, page jo, - - - - - £.01:12 

To Part of the /. 109:03:06 that EJex was deficient on the /. 40,000, 
and /. 20,000, Principal Money, as per Report June 1754, and 
December 1761, - . . - 





41:16:00 




£.44=08:03-1- 











Dr. Stephen Skinner, Efq-, Treafurer of the Eoftern 

Support of 

1761. To the Ballance of the late Treafurer JohnflorC% Accounts, reported by the 
Committee Mijjr the 17th, 1763, including the £. 9136 : 17 : 10, the Ballance 
that was reported on the Parliamentary Donations, ... £• J3602: 19: ii| 

To Ca(h received of John Longftreet, for the Deficiency in the County of M)«- 
OToaM, when the Accounts of Mr. yo^H^oAz's were fettled, . . . 250:09:09 

To Ca(h received of /«(3rMA Z)««Aa/«, for a Deficiency in A/icAj'/'i?/f;f, - - 344:14:06 

1764. To Ballance received of Jo*" fi/^Bf^ar^ as per Report ftAcaary 22, 1764, - - 38:19:02 
1765. 
March 19. To Ca(h received of John Stevens, Efq; on the Account of Subfiftence of 

the Troops 1761, 1762, York Currency, /. 1000:16:08, deduft ^, remains 913:16:11 

Jhiguft IX. To new Money received of John Johnflon, Efq; one of the 

Signers of the /. 10,000 Emiflion, May 25, 176}, - £. 5000:00:00 

To Ditto of Ditto, one Half of the /. 25,000 Emiflion 

February \if, i-jd^, . - . - 12,500: 00 « 00 



£>■ '7>500: 00:00 

Ballance in Favour of the Treafurer, to be allowed him in the Accounts of 
the Parliamentary Donation, when the fame is fettled, ... 8575: '8: oo^ 

£. 61, 236 :lS: 04 



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Friday, June 27, 1766. 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Learning, from the Committee appointed to join a Committee of the Council, 
to infpedt and fettle the Eaftern Treafurer's Accounts, reported the fame, as follows : 
To which the Houfe agreed. 

New-Jerfey, Cr 

1766. June zi. By fereral old Deficiencies mentioned on the Debtor Side, which are 

fully explained in the Report of N(rjember 1760. amounting to - {,• «77:07:o3t, 



Principal. 

1766. June 21. By the Overpjui funk in Monmouth, mentioned on the Dr. Side of thit 

Account, - - - ... /. 01 : ii; 034 

By Deficiences in EJJix, mentioned on the Dr. Side and reported in 

December iz, 1761, page 51, .... 41:16:00 

£■4 4 ■■ 08 ■■°}^ 
J:ir.e 2^, 1 766. Errors Excepted, SSS^mamamma^^ 

JOHN STEriNS. 
AARON L E AMING. 



Divijion of New-Jerfey, per Contra Cr. 

Government. 

1766. June 11. By fundry Vouchers allowed and indorfed by the Committees, from September 

9, iv6z, to Mfy 16, >7()6, difcharged out of the War Fund, amounting to £• 3**7 : o< : 00 

For recruiting the Regulars. 

By fundry Receipts from Ja^ 6, lyti, to December zi, zy6x, allowed and endorf^d 

by the Committees, and difcharged out of the War Funds, amounting to jo:oo:oo 

On the War Fund. 

By fundry Vouchers from June 23, i-6i, to May 31, 176S, allowed and endorfed 
by the Corair.ittses, amounting to ..... 14,931:11:10 

By the Sum of/. 33.691 : 1: 8, which has been cancelled by the Juftices and (ree- 
bo'deis of MuiJ/e/ex, being the Amount of all the Eaftern Counties, on the 
Sinking FuiiJs, for 1761, 1763, 1764, 1765 and 1766, which was burned by 
th-(e Committees. - .... . - 33,691:01:0! 

By the Parliamentary Donation for /. 9136 : 17:10, v\hicb altho" Stepten Siin>:er 
received the fame frooi the Executors of Ardre'w J ohiijlon, Efq; deceafed: 
yet he takes Credit for that Sum in this Account, and charges himfelf for fo 
much in faiJ Parliamentary Account, hereafter to be fettled. - 9,»3<:i7:io 

,C.6-,236: 18:04 . 
Errors Excepted, by - 

SAMUEL ir O O D R V F F. 
AARON L£ AMING. 

The Committees alfo examined the feveral Certificate? of the Juftices and Freeholaers of the County 
of MUdlij'ex. tor the Monies cancelled by them for the Years 1762, 1763, 1764, 1765 ar.d 176S, 
aimunting m the who.e to Thirty-three Thoufand Six Himr'ied and Ninety-one Pounds Two Shil- 
lings and Four Pence ; which Sum the Committees burned the 15th of June, 1766. 
June i6, 1766. The Committees alfo burned the Bills that Mr. Skinner received of the Executors of Mr. 
N'-'-jill. according to the Order of both Houfes of this Day, amounting to the Sum of 
f. 996 : 5 : O. 

JOHN STEFENS. 
AARON LE AMING. 



r- . ' ^ ' VU - M^ ^nr 



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A Mcflkge from the Council by Mr. Parker, acquainting the Houfe, that the Bill, 
entitled, yf Supplementary Adt to an Aft for laying out a Road from Newark, (Jc. 
And alfo the Bill, entitled, An k.&.for building a Court Houfe and Gaol for the County 
of Middlefex, have paffed the Council, without Amendment. 

The 



Dr. The Province of 'Nevz-Jerky, /<? John Smyth, Efq; one of the Commiffioners for 

To Ca(h paJd for the Lot, ------£• 75:00:00 

Te the Amount of fundry Difburferaents, for Materials and Work at the Office, per 

Vouchers. -...--. 450:10:06^ 

To the Amount of fundry Dlfcurfements for Materials and Work for the Office Fence, paid 

hv Johnfirril. ....... i6:oj:os^ 

To Coraminions on £. 555 : 10 :o6'j expended by Jihn Smyth, at 5 per Cent. - - '■7-"i- °^t 

£. 609:ti:esf 



Refohed, 
That this Houfe will provide for the Payment of the faid Ballance, at the next 
Seffions. The 



Dr. Co/. Peter Schuyler, Pay-Mafler of //--« New-Jerfey Regiment, 

175;. To Sundriei, 3S per Account, No. 3. - - - ■ £• i>:oi:oJj 

1756. ToDitto asper Ditto, No. 1. - - - 7116:09:04^ 

To aMiftakeincaftingthe Accounts, N0.4. - - - 5:10:00 

1758. To Sundries per new Account, - - ... 34:08:07 

1758. To Calh of iflflia?/ i'OTfVA, Efq; Treafurer, as per Aft of Affembly, - - 6000:00:00 

N. B. In the two Articles No. i and 4 on the Creditor Side of this Account, there it 
included an Article of /. 1 3 33:9 ••oj which Col. i'riayfc'- chnrged againft the 
Province for his Expences while in Canada, the Particulars whereof were not 
fpecified, that Article not being provided for by Law, the Committee fub- 
mitted it to the -loufe; and ai no Proof was produced to (hew that thatbnm 
had been expended for the Service of the Colony; the Houfe delayed the 
Determination thereof till June 14, 1766, at which Time, on the Vote, the 
Houfe allowed only /. zoo ot it, and ftruck off the reft; on that Account the 
Colony muft be credited with the Refidue, being - - - 1135:09:00^ 

To a Ballance due to the Colony on a. form«r Settlement, as per Report, March 6, 

1761. 258:0s: II 

£• '4>fi*9 : 07 : 00|; 



Ordered, 
That upon Payment of the Ballance as above reported, by the Executors or Repre- 
fentatives of the faid Col. Schuyler, to Samuel Smith, Efq-, the Weftcrn Treafurer of 
this Colony, that the faid Samuel Smith, Efq; do deliver up to them, or either of 
them, the Bond given to the faid Samuel Smith by the faid Col. Schuyler, for Six Thsu- 
fand Pounds, by Virtue and in Purfuance of the Law of this Colony pafled in 1758. 

Mr. 



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The Bill, entitled, An Aft to exttnd certain J£!s of Parliament of Great-Britain, 
^c. was read the iecond Time, on the Qiieftion ; 
Ordered, 
That the fame be cngrofTed. 

Mr. Johfifon, from the Committee on public Accounts, reported the Account of 
John Smyth, Efq; for building the Secretary's Office, as follows. 



Building the Secretary's Office, at Perth- Am boy, -per Contra CrJ 

J 761. OBohert, By Cafh received of ^Bireav 5'<''^^'"'> Efq; - - - £.300:00:00 

ij6i, Decetnber I. By CiOi of Stef tin Siinner, Eiqi - . . 100:00:00 

2)fifCT*rr 23. Bjr fundry Materials fold, - - . - »: 16:04. 

By Cafh of Stepbtn Skinner, for the Lot, - - . 75 .- 00 : 00 

Ballance due to John Smyii, i - . 



I- 


+77; 

IJt: 


:i6 
'4: 




£. 


£09: 


II : 


03$ 






- ■ 



We the Subfcribers, three of the Committee on publick Accounts, have examined the above Account 
and Vouchers relative thereto, and report the fame as above ftated ; but as Mr. Smyth has expended 
more Money than allowed by Aft of AiTembly, the Committee fubmlt it to the Houfe. 

JOHN JOHNSTON, 
HE ND RICK FISHER, 
JOHN HART. 



The Committee appointed to fettle the Accounts of Col. Peter Schuyler, deceafed, 
reported the fame, as follows. To which the Houie agreed. 



^» i755> ^756' ^'^- per Contra Cr. 

1755. J By Sundries as per Account, No. I. ... jC- 6799:03:0 
and C 

1756.) By Ditto, as per Ditto, No. 4. - . - - 5406:01:9 

1758, By Ditto, a5 pernew Account, .... 967:06:3^ 

Ballance due to the Colony, - - ... 1496:14:3 

£. 14,669 : 07:0 J- 



Mr. Borden, from the Committee to prepare and bring in a Draught of a Mcflage 
to his Excellency, in Anfwer to his Meflage of Thtirfday laft, delivered a Draught, 
which was read ; and being amended in the Houfe, 
Ordered. 
That the fame be engroflfed. 

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A Meffage from the Council, by Mr. Woodruff, acquainting the Houfe of Aflembly, 
that the Council have made feveral Amendments to the Bill, entitled, An Adt for 
invefting a Fee in the "toll Bridge lately ereSfed over NewEon Creek, i^c. and he 
delivered the faid Bill and Amendments in at the Table ; which being read in their 
Places, the Houfe difagreed to all the Amendments, and adhere to the BUI. 
Ordered thereupon. 

That Mr. Miller and Mr. Keajhey do carry the faid Bill to the Council, and inform 
them, that this Houfe difagrees to all the Amendments, and adhere to the Bill. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three o*,Clock, P. M. 

The Houfe met according to Adjournment. 

Mr. Miller reported, that Mr. Keafbey and himfelf delivered the Bill with them 
entruftcd, to Mr. Parker, one of the Gentlemen of the Council, 

t 

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An Adl to extend certain AEls of Parliament of Great- 
Britain, &c being read and compared J on the Queftion, 
Rejolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Johnfton and Mr. Stilwell, do carry the fame to the Council for 
Concurrence. 

A Meffage from the Council by Mr. Woodruff, acquainting the Houfe, that they 
do adhere to the Amendments to the Bill, entitled. An Ad: for invefting a bee in the 
Toll Bridge lately trebled over Newton Creek, &c. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Miller, Mr. J. Lawrence, Mr. Keafbey, and Mr. miizell, be a Com- 
mittee to confer with a Committee of the Council, on the Subjeft Matter of the faid 
Bill ; and that Mr. Borden and Mr. R. Lawrence do wait upon the Council, and defire 
a free Concurrence thereupon, and that they will appoint a Committee to confer with 
a Committee of this Hoale, and appoint the Time and Place ot faid free Conference. 

Mr. Johnfton reported, that Mr. Siillwell and himfelf, delivered the Bill to them 
entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. R. Lawrence snd himfelf, delivered the MeiTage to 
them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Parker, acquainting the Houfe, that the 
Bill entitled. An Act to lay out a Read on the Southerly Side of Cohanfey Creek, in the 
County o/Cumberland, and to eftablifh a Ferry act of the faid Creek, &c. Alfo the Bill, 
entitled, An hSifor more effectually preventing the counter ftitmg the Bills of Credit, of 
the neighbouring Governments, &c. Alfo the Bill, entitled. An Adi appointing Commtf- 
fionersfor fupplying the feveral Barracks in this Colony, Uc. a:;d for defraying cher 
incidental Charges : Alfo the Bill, entitled. An AG. to repair the publick Roads in the 
Townfhip <?/ Hanover, in the County of Morris, by a Tax on the Inhabitants of the feme, 
have palfed the Council without Amendment. And that Mr. Stevens and Mr. 
Parker, are appointed a Committee of the Council, to comer with a Committee of 
this Houfe, on the Bill, entitled. An Aft for invefting a Fee in the Toll Bridge lately 
ereSled over Newton Creek, &c. 

The engrolTcd Meffage to his Excellency, in Anfwer to his Mefllige of the 25th, 
being read and compared, was agreed to by the Houie, and is as ioUovvs ; 

' Ordered, 



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' Ordered^ 
' That Mr. Ogden and Mr. Anderfon, do wait on his Excellency, and inform him, 
' in Anfwer to his MefTage of the 25th, That this Houfe fincerely wifli with him 
' that every Irregularity in the Colony was forgot ; and if his Excellency had fhewn 

* any Difpofition to forget, he would have found that this Houfe had no Inclination 
' to enter into Controverfy. The clofing the laft Sitting at Burlingtony in the Manner 

* he thought proper to do it, occafioned the Meflage this Seflion from the Houfe ; 

* and his Excellency's extraordinary Reply, compels an Anfwer -, not that it contains 
' any Arguments that carry the leaft Proof of Irregularity in this Houfe, b'ut that it is 

* replete with Arguments foreign to the Matter ; a Detail of Reports that have no 
'Foundation, and carries a Charge agiinA this Houfe of" unfair Reprefentation." 

' The " SuccinSl Detail of the Matter in Difpute between us" as his Excellency ig 
' pleafed to give it, this Houfe begs l^eave to inform his Excellency has been untruly 

* reprefented to him ; for this Houfe will not prefume to fay, that his Excellency 
' Ipeaks from any Thing but Information. 

' This Houfe acknowledges the Letter from the Maffachufet'' s-Uay ; that it was on 

* the laft Day of the Scffion, Ibme Members gone, others uneafy to be at their Homes ; 

* and do affert that the then Speaker agreed to iend, nay urged, that Members 

* fhould be fent to the intended Congrpfs, but changed his Opinion upon fome Advice 

* that was given him ; that this fudden Change of his Opinion, diipleafed many of 

* the Houfe, who feeing the Matter drop't, were indifferent about it ( and as no 

* Minute was made, and no further Notice taken of it, the Houfe is at a Lofs to 

* determine, whence his Excellency could get the Information that the Houfe took 
'the fame into " deliberate Confideration" detei'mimd (as his Excellency fa.y%from their 
' own Words) " unanimoufly againjl comieWng on that Occafion ; they have recollcdled 
' the whole Tranfaftion, carefully examined their Minutes, and can find nothing 
' like it inferted therein ; an Anfwer to the Ala£achu/et's Letter was written ; and if 

* the Expreffions his Excellency mentions, were made ufe of in it, this Houfe is at a 
' Lofs to know how they are accountable for it, when it does not appear to be an Aft 
' of the Houfe, but Refleftion upon this Paflage, convinces the Houfe, that his 

* Excellency has more Knowledge of the Contents of the Letter in Anfwer, than the 
♦Members of the Houfe themfelves. Before his Excellency gave a Detail of the 
' Matter, and indulg'd himfelf in the fancyful Reprefentatioa of the Meeting at 

* Sproull'sy he fhould hare known, that the Speaker had altered the Letter he had 

* taken the Liberty to write ; that finding his Conduit cenfured by his Conftitucnts, 
' he was willing to repair it, even at his Excellency's Expence. That the Letter was 
' lb written, as well as thai he again altered it, without the Knowledge of the Houfe, 
« are Fads his Excellency fliould hare known, before he charged the Members with 
' fttting afide an " unanimous R^olution" never made after " deliberate Confideration,'* 

* never entered into: For his Excellency's Satisfaftion, they will admit, that the late 
« Speaker wrote to, and convened a Majority of the Houfe ; but alfo aflert, by far 
' the greateft Part of them came to the Meeting, pcrfwaded that his Excellency had 
' declined calling the Houfe ; that thofe met, although then a Majority of the Houfe, 

* did not meet in any Legiflative Capacity, their Bufineis was to prevent Diforder, and 
' to preferve the Peace of the Government, upon this Bufinefs they proceeded ; and 
' we fuppofe the Speaker took a Chair, and one of them took the Pen, and the reft, 
' as it was in a Tavern, fat down alfo ; which has given his Excellency an Opportu- 

* nity to fwell his Meflage, and fhew to the World the Order and Regularity of the 

* Members of this Houfe. This Houfe will acknowledge, that thus feated, they 
' determined, for the Peace, Quiet, and good Order of this Government, to fee 
' afide a Refolution of the Speaker's, broken by himfelf upon " deliberate Confideration^ 
' and in dire£i Oppqftion" to his firft concerted Meafures, fent him, and two others 
' to New-Tork, to join in a Petition to his Majefty -, and in doing this, they conceived 
' they did an eflential Service to the Colony. The Conduft of two of thefe Members 
' was approved of by the Houfe at their Meeting at Burlington ; this Approbation of 

* their Conduft his Excellency cenfures feverely, and Ihews furprize that the Houfe 

N * fhould 



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* fhould not only approve of thtir Conduifl:, but ofthe Appointment of the Committee, 
' and Charges it as " unprecedented, irregular, &c." This Houfe deny they were 
' lb, and have ftated the Fads as they truly were, and have not the Icaft Doubt, but 
« that their Conduct in this Matter will bejuftified by the cool and difpcjj.onate. But 
' fuppofe the Meeting irregular; why fuch Warmth on the Occafion? It has not, 
« nor could it be injurious to his Excellency, and he acknowledges they did not 
' intend any Injury : But if every Step taken by Men in publick Charafter, was to 
' be minutely examined, remembred, and warmly refented, we apprehend few 
' would elcaps Cenfure, however exalted their Stanon may be —What may have 
' paffed between his Excellency and two Members of this Houfe, they have little 
< Concern about ; but this they cannot Ijielp faying, that the Manner in which liis 
« Excellency introduced it to this Houfe, ought to make them, whoever they be, 
' cautious in what they (hall hereafter fay to his Excellency on Matters relative to 
' the Houfe. This Houfe juftifies their Condudl, in not menrioning what palled 

* between his Excellency and them to this Houfe; it was highly improper for them 
' to report what his Excellency intended, as his Excellency might from different 
' Circumftances change his Opinion, and the Houfe could not without Irregularity 

* take Notice of any Thing fent through fuch a Channel. His Excellency clofes this 
' Part of his Meffage, v/ith a Declaration of fame Paufe after his Speech, by which 
' he intended, that if the Houfe defired it, they might have had an Cpportunity to 
' Anfwer."-Of what Duration a Paufe is fuffitient with his Excellency to make a 
' Reply, this Houfe cannot take upon them to fay; but that made by his Excel- 
' lency, they well remember, was not longer between the Ending his Speech and the 
' Prorogation, than a moderate Speaker would make between the Ending of one and 
'Beginning of another Sentence; a Time, not fufficient for this Houfe in their 
' pubhck Capacity to aniwer in. As this Houfe is conftituted of Members unac- 

* quainted and unfliilled in the Arts of Controverfy, and having no Talents of that 
' Kind to difplay, fo they will refer his Excellency to their MclTage, to fettle the 

* Infinuation he calls out fo loudly upon ; and dare fay, his Excellency will find, 
' upon calm Infpedlion, that they infinuated nothing againft him, nor made any 
' Vaunt of their own Abilities; but are well affured from his Excellency's long 
' Meffage, that his Excellency is not an Enemy to Difputation, and poffeffed of not 
'a httle Dcfire to fliew his Abihties in Controverfy; and as they have little Doubt 
' of his Refolution, fo they have never called it in Quellion. 

* The Houfe begs Leave to inform his Excellency, that they arc forry to find him, 
' after fome Months ferious Refleftion, ftill of the fam.e Opinion ; but his Declaration 
' is not conclufive to this Eloufe, which ftill hopes, that notwithftanding his Excel- 
' lency has not hitherto, yet as it is their Wilh, fo they hope, that a few Months 
' more will bring his Excellency to different Sentiments. 

« 

' This Houfe knows of no Reports to his Excellency's Prejudice in this Province; 

* if any have been repeated in it, they came from the neighbouring Governments ; 
' nothing was faid relative to him here, until the late Speaker's Condudt occafioned 
' it ; and this his Excellency knows was of no long Duration : The Warmth of his 
' Excellency's Expreffion againft the Officers of the neighbouring Government, 
' Ihewed his Fears were from that Quarter ; he charged no Body in thii Govera- 

* ment, nay declared them innocent ; this Houfe could not but thence conclude, 

* that the Reports from that Government had raifed his Warmth, and their Regard 
' for his Excellency, will ever lead this Houfe to wifh an Indifference in him, to the 

* Pohticjts of any Government, butthatover which he prefides. 

* Whether a Meeting of the Reprefcntatives of the Colony could have been ob- 

* tained or not, or whether any Application had been made to his Excellency for 

* that Purpofe, we cannot fay; but from his Excellency's Declaration fince, although 

* every Thing then carried that Appearance, and the Meafures the Members took, 
' feemed to be the only alternadve for the Reftoration of, and conducive to the publick 
'Peace; nor ought his Excellency to charge this Houfe with "unkindly leaving 
" the World to conclude that he had refufed to call the Affembly ;" they could judge 

from 



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' from nothing but Appearances, thefe were againfr his Excellency; and ?.s he knew 
' the Man that occaHoned them, his Cenfures would have been more properly 
' bellowed on him; or as he knew of the Meeting, his Excellency cold have pre- 

* vented it by caliing the Legiflature together, for which Purpofe there was a greater 

* Proportion of Time, than for his Excellency to expeft an Anfwer between his 
' former Speech and Prorogation; elpecially as he acknowledges, " the Temper of 
" the People at the Time required it:" But this it fecms he would not do without a 

* Requeft from the Speaker and Nine Members; a Mode of calling the Houfe they 

* never before heard of, and believe upon Examination, it will be found, as unknown 

* to the Conltitution, and as irregular, as the Meeting of the Members at SprculFs. 

•His Excellency's whole Meffage is really furprifing; he believes the Members 
' who met did not intend him any " Prejudice," and yet a warm Speech and long 
'Meffiige are full of Charges againll them and this Houfe, and Things faid and 
' done in another Government laid at their Door. This Houle wilh his Excellency 
' had been lefs warm on the Occalion, and given it further Confideration ; fuch Con- 

* tradidior.s would not perhaps have fallen from his Pen, and his Excellency would 
' not have been necelTitated to hint to this Houfe, to gratify his Excellency by fome 
" fmall Acknowledgment" that their Conduct was ov.ing to " Accident" or " Inad- 
" vertence," or to the " Confufion of the Times," and thereby tamely fubmitting 
' to his Excellency's Cenfure. 

* His Excellency's Complaints are, the Houfe perceives, notfo much at the Fads 
« themfelves, as at the Words in the Minutes of the Houle ; he is angry at the 
" Members" meeting to " confer" and the ftiling them a Committee, and " Deputies 
" from thi5 Celcny" and then afks a Queftion, which at the fame Time that it (hews 
' his Excellency's Difpofition to Controverfy, gives his Excellency an Opportunity 

* to diiplay his Abilities; a principal Aim in his MelTage. His Excellency may fup- 
' pofe Improbabilities as long as he pleafes, and combat the Phantom he has raifcd 
' as long as he thinks proper; may draw Suppofitions from China to fupport his 
' Arguments, or any where elfe, it will give this Houfe little Unealinefs ; their 

* Conduct, however plain it has been, can never induce his Excellency to believe or 

* fay orherwife of them, than that they have ever fliewn a Diipofition to maintain 
' Order and Regularity in all their Proceedings, and to prelcrve the publick Tran- 
' quility : And upon the Whole, it gives them real Concern, to find that when they 
' are moft defnous there Ihould be a good Undcrflanding between them and their 
' Governor, his Excellency is defirous to cavil at Words, and fliew a Difpofition to 

* draw them into Difputation. 

* The Leffon his Excellency gives this Houle in the Clole of his Meflage, they 

* ferioufly recommend to his Excellency ; and in order that he may obtain that 
' Honour, beg that his Excellency will be well informed before he charges, divefl 
' himfelf of ail paffionate Expreffions, and not call Matters in themfelves innocent 
' and defigned for the publick Good, by the hard Names of " illegal, irrigular, 
" and unccnjlitutional," &c. 

Mr. Ogden reported, that Mr. Anderfon and himlelf delivered the Meflage to them 
entrulled, to his Excellency. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'Clock. 

Saturday, 'June 28, 1766. 

The Houfe met. 

yir ^Miller reported, that the Committees of the Council and Houfe, had met 
In a free Conference, on the lubjed Matter of their Amendments to the Bill, entitled. 
An Acl for invejting a Fee in the Toll Bridge lately ere5ied over Newton Cretk, &c. 
That the Committee of the Council had receded from their Amendments, and the 
Committee had agreed upon others ; which were reported. Ordtred, 



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Orderedj 
That they be Inferted in the faid Bill, in their proper Places, and the Bill re- 
cngrofled. 

The re-engroflcd Bill, entitled, Jn Aft for invejling a Fee in the TollBridge lately 
ercEed over Newton Creek, i^c. being read, 
Re/olved, 
That the fame, as now amended, do pals.. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Borden aud Mr. Hart, do carry the faid Bill to the Council for their 
Concurrence. 

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Hart and himfelf, delivered the Bill to them 
cntrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

A Meflagc from the Council, by Mr. Woodruff, acquainting the Houfe, that the 
Bill, entitled, jfn A& to extend certain Ji?s of Parliament of Grczt-Brknin, ^c. has 
pafled the Council without Amendment. 

Ordered, 

That Mr. fVetherill and Mr. Anderfon, do wait upon the Council, and defire to 
be informed, whether they have any Bufinefs before them ; and if they have not, 
inform them, that this Houfe propofes to apply to his Excellency for a Difmiffion. 

Mr. Wetherill reported, that Mr. Anderfon and himfelf delivered the above 
Meflage to the Council, who fay, they have no Bufinels before them. 

Ordered, • 

That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Dey, do wait upon his Excellency, and acquaint 
him, that the Houfe have gone through all the Bufinefs before them, and are defirous 
of being difmilTed. 

Mr. J. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Dey and himfelf, delivered the above MefTage 
to his Excellency, who was plealcd to fay, the Houfe ihould hear from him in a few 
Minutes, 

The Houfe being informed, that divers Perfons indifted in this Colony for coun- 
terfcidng the Bills of Credit therof, are, or probably will be confined in the Gaols of 
fome ot the neighbouring Colonies; and there being no Law to provide for the 
Expence of removing them into this Colony lor their Trial j 
Refolved, 

That this Houfe will provide by Law, at the next Seffions of General Aflcmbly, 
for all reafonable Expences, that Ihall appear to this Houfe to be juflly due for the 
Removal of fuch Perfons. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker do appoint y^w/w Parker to print the Minutes and Votes of this 
Houfe, being firft examined and figned by the Speaker. 

A MelTagc from his Excellency, by the Deputy Secretary, which was read in the 
Words following. 

* Gentlemen, 

* ' I ''HE MefTage I received from you lafl Evening, is, in its Matter and 

* X_ Manner fo very extraordinary, that I could not have thought it 

* pofTible to have been the Produdlion of your Houfe, had it not been 

* delivered to me as fuch, by two of your Members: It but flightly 

* touches upon any Thing I either faid or thought, but attributes Words 

* and Sentiments to my MefTage, entirely different to what it contains, 

* and afferts fundry Things as Fadts, for which there is not the leafl: Foun- 

* dation. This, Gentlemen, is to be fure a heavy Charge, and it becomes 

♦ me 



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' me to make it good ; I am ready to undertake it, as foon as I can dif- 
' patch the Bills I have novp- under my Confideration. But, as I am juft 
' informed, that you are anxious to rife this Day, and as I would not 

* carry my Refentment of your ill Treatment of me (for doing what I 
' could not avoid, confiftent with my Duty to the Crown and People, or 
' with Safety to myfelf) fuch a Length, as to detain you here againft 
' your Inclination, at this inconvenient Seafon, I leave it to your Choice, 
' whether or not I fhall continue the Seffion, till I can communicate to 
« you, what I have to offer on the Occafion, and hear what you have to 

* lay, in J unification of fuch uncommon Behaviour.' 

Perth-Amboy, June zi, 1766. 

' Ordered, 
' That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Jobnjlon, do wait on his Excellency, and in 
' Anfwer to his Meflagc of this Day, iniorm him. That this Houfe having gone 

* through all the Bufmels beiore them, arc very defirous that his Excellency would 

* difmirs them: That as to tiic MelTagcs that have jailed between his Excellency and 
' this Houfe, this Houfe have no Inc'ination to enter flarther into them.' 

Mr. John ' Lawrence reported, that Mr. Johnjlcn and himfelf, delivered the 
above Meflage to his Excellency, who was pleafed to fay, he would fend for the Houfe 
in a few Minutes. 

i. A Meflage from his Excellency, by the Deputy Secretary, informing the Houfe, 
' That his Excellency is in the Council Chamber, and requires the Attendance of the 
' Houfe immediately.' 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait upon his 
Excellency, who was pleafed to give his AlTent to the tollowing Bills, enafting the 
fame, viz. 

1 . An Aft for the Support of Govirnment of His Majeftfs Colovy of Ncw-Jerfey, 
to commence the twenty -firji Day of May, One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty-Jix, 
and to end the Twenty-fuft Day of May, One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty-feve?}, 
and to dif charge the publick Debts and contingent Charges thereof. 

2. An Aft to repeal an Aii, entitled. An All for the Relief of Infolvent Debtors. 

3. An Aft for building a Court Houfe and G col for the County of Middlefex. 

4. An Aft impowering the Jujlices and Freeholders of the County of Burlington, to 
purchafe a Lot of Ground, to build a New Gad and other necejfary Buildings thereon. 

5. An Aft for the mere effectually preventing the counterfeiting the Bills of Credit of 
the neighbouring Governments, or uttering the fame in this Colony, knowing them to be Jb 
Counterfeit, 

6. An Ad. explaining the Right of voting at 'Town Meetings, and the EleSiion of 
Tcwr.fhip Officers. 

7. An Aft to amend and further continue an Act, entitled. An AEl for better fettling 
and regulating the Milida of this Colony of New-Jerfey, for the repelling Invafions, 
and fupprelTing InfurreCtions and Rebellions. 

8. An ASt appointing Conimifftoners for fupplying the feveral Barracks ereSied in this 
Colony with Furniture, and other Neceffaries for accommodating the King's Troops in, 
tr marching through this Colony, and for defraying other incidental Charges. 

9. An Aft for laying out and ejlablifhing a Road from Bergcn-Point, along up 
Newark-Bay, and fram thence to Paulus-Hook, on Hudfon'.f River. 

10. A Supplementary Aft, to an A£i, entitled. An AS: for laying out a Road 
from Newark, in the County of EfTex, to the publick Road leading from Bergen Point 
to Paulus-Hook, on Hudfon'^ River, in the County of Bergen, and for ereSiing and 
ejlablifhing Ferries acrofs the Rivers PafTaick and Hackinfack. 

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An Aft to impower the Jujllces and Freeholders cf the Coiatics cf EfTex and 
Bergen, to build a Bridge over Pafiuick vRz^'^r, »f«?r the Butch Church at Acquacka- 
honck. 

11. Jn Aft to repair the publick Roads in the Townjhip of Hanover, in the County 
of Morris, by a 'Tax on the Inhabitants of the fame. 

13. Jn Aft to extend certain ASls of Parliament of Great-Britain, paffed in the 
'Twelfth Tear of her late Majefly ^een Anne, and the Fourth Tear of his late Majejly 
King George the Firji, for the preferring all fuch Ships and Goods thereof which fhall 
happen to be forced on Shore or ftranded. 

14. An Aft to prohibit the fetting Nets, Seins, and other Devices, in the River 
Ran tan and South- River, to objiruSl the Fifh going up in the proper Seafons cf the 
i'ear, and to preferve the Fry a?id young Brood cf FifJj from being defroyed in faid 
Rivers. 

15. An Aft to lay out a Road on the Southerly Side 0/ Cohan fey Creek, in the County of 
Cumberland, and to efiablifh a Ferry acrofs the faid Creek, from the Town o/Greenwicii 
to the faid Road. 

16. Ah Aft for the Improvement of the Navigation of the Soutb-wcfi Branch of 
Ancocas Creek. 

17. An Aft for building and maintaining a Bridge over the North Branch of Great 
Timber Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, at Abraham RoeV Landing. 

18. An Aft to eneble the Owners and Poffiffors cf a certain Body of Meadow and 
Marfh, lying on the Wefierly Side of Raccoon Creek, in the County of Gloucttrer, to 
keep up and maintain the Banks and other IVater Works around the fame, and to confiiute 
all Ten Foot Ditches therein lawful Fences. 

19. An Ad: to enable the Owners andPoffeffors of the Meadows and Swamps, lying 
on a fmall Branch of Alloway'j Creek, in the County of Salem, to keep up and maintain 
the Dams, Banks, and other IVater Works on the faid Meadow, and to keep the Water 
Courfe thereof open and clear. 

20. An Aft to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of the Marp and Swamp lying on 
the South Branch of Stow Creek, to maintain the Bank, Dam, and other Water Works 
acrofs the faid Creek, to prevent the Tide from overflowing the fame. 

11. An Aft to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of the Meadows and Marfhes bounding 
on Delaware River, between Long Point and KilkoV Hook, in Lower i^enn's Neck, 
in the County of Salem, to flop out the Tide from overflowing the fame. 

22. An Aft to naturalize Jacob Hertel and John Jacob Faifli. 

His Exellency then prorogued the General Aflembly, to the 30th Day of July 
next, tnen to meet at Burlington. 



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Y Virtue of an Order of the Houfe of Affembly, I do 
appoint James Parker to print thcfe Votes. 

CORTLAND SKINNER, 

Speaker. 



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General Affembly 



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Province of NEW-JERSEY. 



At a SESSION of General Assembly, began at 
BURLINGTON, June c^, ^i-jb-j, andcontinued 
till the 24th Day of Ju?je following. 

Being the Fourteenth Seffion of the Twentieth Affembly of N EIV- 

JERSET. 




WooDBRiDGE, in NEW- JERSEY: 

Printed by James Parker, Printer to the King's Moil Excellent 

Majefly, for the Province. 

M.DCC.LXVII. 




Votes of the General ^Jfembly. 



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BURLINGTON, Tuefday, June g. 1767. 

URSUANT to His Excellency's feveral Prorogations of the General Aflembly, 
from Time to Time, to this Day, the Houfe met, and adjourn'd till To-Morrow 
Morning Nine o'Clock. 



* Wednefday^ June 10, 1767. 

The Houfe met. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Bcrden and Mr. Johnfton, do wait upon his Excellency, and acquaint him,' 
that a fufficient Number of Members to proceed upon Bufmefs are met, and ready 
to receive any Thing he may pleafe to lay before them. 

Mr. Fijher acquainted the Houfe, that John Hoghland, Efq; late one of the Mem- 
bers for Somerfet, is deceafed fince lafl Selfion. 

Ordered, 
■ That Mr. Speaker do ifiiie his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to ^rnake out 
a Writ, for eledting a Reprefcntative for the County of Somerfet, in the Stead of 
Mr. Hcghiand. 

Thomas Rodman, Efq; being returned a Reprefentative to ferve in the General 
AfTembly, for the City ni Btn-lhiztnn. in the Stead of Samuel Smith, Efq; now one 
of His Majefty's Council, and attending, was admitted into the Houfe, and duly 
qualified before the Honourable Charles Read, Efq; and Cortland Skinner, Efq-, thereto 
authorized by Dedimus Pctejiatcm. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Rodman do take his Seat in the Houfe. 

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Johnfton and himfelf waited upon the Governor,' 
according to Order, who was pleafed to fay, the Houfe fhould hear from him in about 
an Hour. 

A MefTage from his E^xcellency, by Mr. Secretary Read; 

Mr. Speaker, His Excellency is in the Council-Chamber, and requires the immediate 
Attendance of the Houfe. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait upon 
his Excellency ; and being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, 
that the Houie had waited upon his Excellency, who was pleafed to make a Speech 
to the Council and General AfTembly; of which Mr. Speaker faid he had, to prevent 
Miflakes, obtained a Copy; which by Order of the Houfe was read, and is as 
follows, ^'^■^. 

'* Gentlemen of the Council, and Gentlemen of the General Affefnhly, 

HAVING Nothing in Commartd from the CrOwn, which required your 
immediate Attention, I deferred meeting you till this Tirne, in Hopes of 
• having it in my Power to acquaint you with the Refolutions of Parliament, 
refpefting a Paper Currency in America; a Matter I have Reafon to believe 
you have much at Heart, and of which it would therefore have afforded me great 
Pleafure, to have been enabled to give you fome fatisfaftory Intelligence: When 
the lafl Advices left England, it»was under Confideration, and probably before you 
rife we may learn the Event. 

" Agreeable 



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" Agreeable to your Requells at the laft Seffions, I tranfmitted to the Secretary of 
" State, your refpedlive Addrefles to His Majefty, and have now the Happinefs of 
" communicating to you a Letter I have fince received from the Right Honourable the 
" Ezrl o{ Shelhirne, lignifying His M ajefty'smoft gracious Reception of thofe Addrefles, 
" and Approbation of the Behaviour of this Colony, during the late Dillurbances in 
" America:— To have our Conduft fo highly approved by the Beft of Sovereigns, 
" cannot fail cf animating us in our future Endeavours to merit the Royal Favour. 

" Gentlemen of the General AJfemhly, 
" The Provifion made at the laft Seflions, for fupplying fuch of the King's Troops 
" as might come v\fithin this Colony, with Neceflaries, has proved confiderably 
" deficient; I muft therefore recommend it to you, to difcharge the Sums which have 
" been advanced by the Treafurers and Barrack-Mafters, on this Account; and to* 
" make Provifion for the further Support of thofe Troops, in the Manner His 
" Majefty expefts. You will probably think it neceflary, for the Future, to place 
" a greater Confidence on thefe Occafions, in the proper Officers of Government (who 
" have always manifefted their Frugality and CEconomy, with Regard to the Publick) 
" and not put them under the difagreeable Neceffity of advancing Money at the Rifque 
*' of their private Fortunes, or of applying for a Meeting of the Aflembly on every 
" new or unforefeen Application from the General. 

" I muft likewife recommend it to you. Gentlemen, to reward the Perfons who 
" were moft adive in apprehending tlie Villains lately executed for the Murder of 
" the Oneida Indian, in Sujfex, and the two Delaivare Squaws in the County of 
" Burlington. You will find by a Letter from Sir William Johnfon, which I fhall 
" order to be laid before you, that thefe Inftances of the Juftice of our Province, are 
" likely to be productive of the moft beneficial EfFedls to the Britijlo Intereft, with 
" the feveral Indian Nations on the Frontiers of this and the neighbouring; Provinces. 

" Gentlemen of the Council^ and Gentlemen of the General AJfemhly ; 
" Though the Seafon of the Year is fomewhat advanced beyond the ufual Time of 
" your doing Bunnefs; yet I doubt not but a Continuance of that Harmony which 
" has fubfifted among us, will enable you to difpatch, without Inconvenience to 
" yovirfelves, all Matters of Importance, which may come under your Confideration 
" at this Meeting. 

« Coundl Chamber, "> W.FRANKLIN." 

«' June JO, 1767. J 

And the Papers therein mentioned, were alfo read ; and together with the Speech, 
were ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Three Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Inhabi- 
tants of Monmouth^ Middlefex and Somerfet, fetting forth the diftrefl"ed Circumftances 
of this Province, for Want of a fufficient Quantity of Paper Currency; and praying 
fuch Redrefs as the Houfe in their Wifdom ftiall think meet; which were read, and 
ordered fecond Readings. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from divers Inhabitants of Middlefex, and 
read, fetting forth. That the publick Roads or Cartways are found by Experience 
to be too narrow; and praying that a Law may be paffed for the better regulating 
Carts and Carriages, and that the Width of all fuch Carriages may be Five Feet 
from the Middle of one Felly to the Middle of the other; which the Petitioners 
conceive will render travelling much more eafy and convenient. 
Ordered.^ 

That the laj.d Petition have a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from divers Freeholders and Inhabitants of 
the Townfnip of Greenwich, in the County of Gloucefier, fetting forth the Difficulties 
that attend the prefent Mode of repairing the publick Highways, by the Labour of 
the Inhabitants ; and praying a Law for repairing- the Highways of that Townftiip 
by a Tax on the Inhabitants of the fame; which was read, and ordered a fecond 
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And a Petition was alfo prefented, from divers Freeholders and Inhabitants of the 
Townfhipof Deptford, in the fame County, for the like Purpofe; which was read, 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the chofen Freeholders, and divers 
other Inhabitants of the County of Gloucejler, fctting forth, that the Petitioners have 
underftood that a Petition was prefented to the Houfe laft Seflion, praying a Law 
for the Payment of Coroners for holding their Inquefts; which, rf granted, the 
prefent Petitioners fuppofe will increafe the Weight of Taxes ; and fuggefting other 
Reafons, why the Prayer of that Petition ought not to be granted; which wasread, 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry Freeholders and Inhabitants 
of EJfex, fetting forth, that the Petitioners being the major Part of the Owners and 
Occupants of that Tradl or Parcel of Salt Meadow, lying on the Weft Side of Newark 
Bay, commonly called the Elizabeth-Town Great-Meadows, conceive themfclves to 
be greatly endamaged in their refpeftive Properties and Rights, from the Pra£tice of 
turning in upon the faid Meadows, and running and feeding at large, of Horfes, 
Neat Cattle, and other Creatures ; and pray, that an Aft may be paffed effeftually 
to prevent the turning on, and running and feeding at large, of Horfes, Neat Cattle, 
and other Creatures upon the faid Elizabeth-Town Great-Meadows, under fuch 
Penalties for Trefpafles, as to the Houfe in their Wifdom Ihall feem good; which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

On a Motion made, 

Ordered^ , 

That Mr. Fijher and Mr. John Lawrence, be a Committee to enquire what LawjB 
are expired, or are near expiring; and of what Matters are referred to this SefTion of 
Aflembly, and make Report to the Houfe. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning. 
*Thurfday^ June \\y 1767. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition TOa« prrfentprl fn the Houfe. fignerl fiy many of the Inhabitants of 
Somerfet, Hunterdon, Middle/ex, and others, fetting forth the calamitous Condition of 
the Province, for Want of fufficient circulating Cafti; and praying that a Sum of 
Money, in Bills of Credit, may be ftruck, to be let on Land Security, as has hereto- 
fore been done; and if His Majefty's Aflent cannot be had thereto, to make its 
lawful Tender; then the Petitioners humbly pray, that the Bills of Credit may be 
only a Currency on the Credit of the Province, and to be let on Land Security; 
which Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. 7. Lawrence, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in the 
followino- Report of what Matters are referred to this Seflion, and of what Laws are 
expired, or are near expiring, viz. 

Matters referred at the laft Seffion of Affembly, in June, 17 66, for the Conftderation of 

the prefent Seffion. 

1 . A Petition from Ifaac Bunting, concerning Afftfconk Creek. . 

2. A Petition from the County of Gloucefter, praying an A6t to allow the Coroners 
of the feveral Counties Compenfation for executing that Office. 

3. A Petition from John Dorfey, concerning the Utility of an Air-Furnance, for 
running down Iron Ore. 

4. A Petition from the Inhabitants of Monmouth County, praying an Alteration in 
the A£t for regulating Roads and Bridges. 

5. A Petition againft fixing the Lines of Middlefex and Somerfet Counties, praying 
the Middlefex Commiflioners might be firft heard, &c. 

6. A Petition from the Inhabitants of Woodbridge, complaining of an unequal 
Taxation. 

7. A Petition from fames Brooks, Efq; praying Relief in fundry Actions of 
Eicape brought againft him. 

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Laws expired, or near expiring. 

1. Support of Government, expired. 

2. The Six Pound Law will expire the next Seffion of Affembly after the 28th of 
November, 1767. 

3. The Militia Law will expire the i ft Day of July, 1768. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, figned by ^^ of the Inhabitants of Morris 
and EJfex, fetting forth, that the Rates taken by the Owners and PolTeflbrs of the 
Ferries over the Rivers Pajfaic and Hackinfack, are, in the Opinion of the Petitioners, 
extravagant, a great Impofition upon the Publick, and univerfally complained of by 
Travellers-, therefore the Petitioners humbly pray, that the Rates of Ferriages over 
the faid Rivers, may be taken into Confideration, and fettled, as the Houfe in their 
Wifdom ftiall think fit; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

His Excellency's Speech, together wth all the Papers fent therewith, were read the 
fecond Time, and committed to a Committee of the v/hole Houfe. 

The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on his 
Excellency's Speech -, and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the 
Chair, and Mr. Fijher, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee 
had gone through his Excellency's Speech, and had come to fundry Refolutions ; which 
he was ready to report, whenever the Houfe wiil pleafe to receive the lame. 
Ordered, . ■* » 1 - 

That the faid Report be made immediately. 

.Whereupon Mr. F//?J^/" reported the Refolutions of the Committee, as follows, viz. 

1. Refolved, 

That an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency, in Anfwer to his favourable 
Speech. To which the Houfe agreed. 

2. Refolved, 

That all fiich Sums as have been advanced in providing Neceflaries for the Troops 
m xht: BTiUZZ^^s &\. Amboy 2.ndi Elizabeth-'Tcwn, bereimburled; and that Provifion be 
made by Law, for defraying the neceflary Expence of the Troops quartered in tliis 
Colony. To which the Houfe agreed. 

3. Refolved, 

That proper Compenfation be made to the Perfons v/ho apprehended the Murderers 

of the two Indian Stjuawa, mentioned in hia Ekcc11cih-^'» 3jJCCl.li. TO which thC 

Houfe agreed. 

4. Refolved.^ 

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that his Excellency having ifTued his 
Proclamation on the Murderer of the Oneida Indian, and therein offered a Reward, 
that his Excellency is fully impowered by Law to draw Money for that Purpofe from 
the Treafury. To which the Houfe agreed. 

5. Refolved, 

That His Majefty's Government of this Colony be honourably fupported for one 
Year, from the 21ft of May laft. To which the Houfe agreed. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. IFetherill, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Mller, Mr. Ogden and Mr. Hart, be a 
Comim.ittee, to prepare and bring in the Draught of an Addrefs to his Excellency, in 
Anfwer to his Speech. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Fifher, Mr. Reading and Mr. Runyon, be a Committee, to prepare and 
bring in a Bill for the defraying incidental Charges. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Keaflr;/ and Mr. John Lawrence, be a 
Committee, to prepare and bring in a Bill for the Support of Government. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Borden, Mr. Johnjion, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Crane, Mr. Bey, Mr. Clement 
and Mr. Anderfon, be a Committee, to fettle and adjuft all fuch publick Accounts as 
may come before the Houfe this Seffion. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M. 

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The Houfe met. 

The Petition from the chofen Freeholders, and others, of the County of GlouceJie;\ 
againfl; allowing Coroners any Fees for holding their Inquefts ; was read the fecond 
Time. 

And the Petition prefented laft Seffion, from the Judges, Juftices of the Peace, 
Sheriff, Grand- Jury, and principal Freeholders of Gloucejier, for allowing the faid 
Fees, was alfo read; and on the Qiieftion, Whether the faid Petition for allowing the 
Fees, do lie on the Table, or not ? It was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petition do lie on the Table. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from feveral of the Proprietors of the 
patented Land, called Seacmcus, in the Townfhip of Bergen, in the County of Bergen^ 
fetting forth, that the Commifiloners appointed by the Adl for finally fettling the 
feveral Rights to the Common Lands of Bergen, did meet, and locate for the faid 
Patent of Seacaucus, a certain Part of the faid Common Lands ; andaltho' they made 
Sub-Divifions of many of the other Trafts, yet they omitted to make any Partitions 
or Sub-Divifions of the Common Lands fo laid out for Seacaucus; and praying a Law 
to appoint other Commifiloners for finally fettling the feveral Rights and Claims to 
the faid Common Lands of Seacaucus; which Petition was read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Cornelius Brinkerhoff, ahd other 
Inhabitants of Bergen, complaining of Hardfhips he fuffers by a Road lately laid out 
from the South- Welle rmofl Point of Bergen, along \\^Ne-i.vark Bay, to Paulus-Hook; 
and' praying a Law to alter fome Part of that Road; which was read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a very large Number of the Freeholders 
and Inhabitants of the County of Salem, fetting forth the Difadvantages the Petitioners 
and others are under, from the Want of Fairs there; and praying a Repeal of the 
late Adl for fuppreffing their Fairs, under fuch Regulations as the Houfe fhall judge 
proper; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houle, from Ephraim 'Philips, of Burlingtony 
fettino- forth, that the Petitioner was at a great Expence in fetching into this Province, 
and fubfifdng one Jofeph Byllings, who was committed by the Honourable Charles 
Read, Efq; on Sufpicion of counterfeiting the Bills of Credit of the Province; and 
that the Petitioner exhibited his Account to the Board of Juftices and Freeholders of 
Burlington County, who refufed to pay it : And further, that the Petitioner has been 
put to a confiderable Expence, in removing the two Lathams, and Rofecrants, from 
Burlington to Amboy, for their Trial, on Sufpicion of the Crime aforefaid ; which 
Expence the faid Board alfo refufed to pay; and praying Relief in the Premifes. 

And an Account was exhibited to the Houfe, from John Carty, of Burlington, of 
his Expences in conveying Rofecrants, and the two Lathams, from Maryland to the 
City of Burlington, in this Province; both which were read, and referred to the 
Committee on the Publick Accounts. 

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of the Petition from feveral Inhabitants of 
the County of Monmouth, prefented laft Seffion, praying an Alteration in the Adb, 
entitled. An A£t for regulating Roads and Bridges ; which Petition was read ; and on 
the Queftion, W^hether the Confideration of the fame be referred tiU next Seffion, or 
not ? It was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 
That the Confideration of the faid Petition be referred till next Seffion. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Cooper and Mr. John Lawrence, be a Committee to prepare arid bring iflr 
at the next Seffion, the Draught of an Aft for regulating Roads and Bridges. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. IVetherill, Mr. Johnfton, and Mr. Runyon, be a Committee to prepare 
and brixTg in at the next Seffion, the Draught of an Aft for the Relief of the Poor. 

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The Houfe refumed the Confideration of the Petition from Woodbridge, prefented 
laft Seflion, complaining of an unequal Taxation throughout this Province ; which 
\^as read; and on the Queftion, referred to next Sefiion. 

On a Motion made. 

Ordered, , 

That Mr. Doughty and Mr. J. Lawrence, bea Committee to prepare and bring in a 
Bill, to lay a Duty upon the Importation of Negro and Mulatto Slaves into this 
Province. 

On a Motion made. 
Ordered, 
That the Addrefs of this Houfe, of the 19th of June laft, to His Majefty, and 
the Letter of the Right Honourable the Earl of Shelburne, to his Excellency the 
Governor, relating to it, be iniertcd in the Minutes of this Houfe; and the fame are 
as follows, viz. 

rO the king's Moji Excellent MAJESTY. 

May it pleafe Tour Majejly, 
£ C Y-T TE Your Majefty's Mofi dutiful and loyal Subjefts, the Reprefentativfes of 

YY the Colony of New-Jerfey, in General AfTembly met, humbly beg Leave 
" to approach Your Royal Ferfon, and with the moft unfeigned Gratitude, to thank 
*' Your Majefty, for Your great Condefcenfion and Goodnefs, in giving Your AfTent 
" to the Repeal of the Aft granting certain Stamp Duties in America. 

*' It is has been invariably the Principle of Your Royal Houfe, to govern your 
*' People according to the Conftitution, and their Glory to rule over a Nation of 
*' Freemen. 

" Your faithful Americans have ever beert free, and with the moft unbounded 
*' Loyalty and Affeftion to Your Majefty, and Reipeft and Veneration for the Parlia- 
" ment of their Mother Country, they were moft fenfibly affefted, when they faw a 
" Law pafied, that endangered both their Liberty and Property. Their Struggles 
*' on this Occafion (unt^i' t'hpir Ccifp rniilrl hpl^''^ f^efoi-e Your IMajefVy dud the Parlia- 
*' ment) however they may appear or are" reprefented, were not thofe of Rebellion or 
« Dilaffeftion, but thofe of Freemen, attached to Your Majefty's Perfon and 
*' Government. 

" It is with the greateft Satisfaflion, that we fee Your Majefty, Your prefent worthy 
*' Miniftry, and Your Parliament, penetrating the true Caufe of our Uneafinefs, and 
*' relieving us from the Burthen of an impolitic Law. The Wifdom and Juftice of 
*' this Meafure, will henceforth, we doubt not, induce Your American Subjefts to 
*' place the greateft Confidence in Your Majefty, and the Britijh Parliament; and be 
" a lure Means of conciliating the AfFedions of the People of both Countries. 

" Permit us, Moft Gracious Sovereign, at the fame Time that we prefent our 
*' fincere and humble Thanks to Your Majefty, for the Repeal of this Law, to afTure 
*' Your Majefty, that as we have heretofore granted Aids to the Crown, fuitable to 
" our Circumftances ; fo, whenever Requifitions are made for that Purpofe, in the 
*' ancient and accuftomed Manner, our Duty to Your Majefty, and Concern for the 
*' Glory and Intereft of Britain, will ever induce us chearfuUy to comply therewith, 
*' to the Utmoft of our Abilities. — And as no Danger can approach Britain, without 
*' living us the moft fenfible Alarm; fo Your Majefty may be affured, that with filial 
*' Duty we (hall ever be ready to afford all the Aftiftance in our Power, and ftand or 
*' fall with that Kingdom ; from which we boaft our Defcent, and to which we are 
*' attached by the ftrongeft Ties of Duty, Gratitude and Affeftion. 

<' Perth.Amboy, 1 By Order of the Houfe, 

••7««/x9. >766. 1 CORTLAND SKINNER, Speaker. 

TO 



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TO His Excellency Governor FRANKLIN. 
"5/i?, Whitehall, September i'^, 1-/66. 

' ^ T HAVE laid before the King your Letter of the 19th of Jurie laft, together 
X with the Addrefles therein inclofed from the Council and from the Aflembly 
" of New-Jerfey, on Occafion of the Repeal of the late Stamp Aft; which could not 
*' fail of being very agreeable to His Majefty. 

" His Majefty is greatly pleafed with the dutiful and prudent Behaviour of his loyal 
Colony of New-Jerfey, during the late Difturbances in America ; and I have the 
Pleafure to acquaint you, Sir, of His Majefty's gracious Approbation of youf 
Conduft. 

" The Eafe and Honour of His Majefty's Government in America, will greatly 
" depend on the Temper and Wifdom of thofe who are intrufted with the Adminiftration 
"there: ACondudt regulated by juft and liberal Principles, fuffering no Encroach- 
" ment on the one Hand, on His Majefty's juft and la\vful Prerogative ; and on the 
" other Hand, beholding with Pleafure, the prudent and decent Exercife of that 
" Freedom which belongs to the People, cannot fail of engaging the Hearts of His 
" Majefty's American Subjedts; and of continuing in Neiv-Jerfey that dutiful Difpo- 
" fition towards His Majefty, and Confidence in Government, which you reprefent lb 
" much to its Honour, to have prevailed there. 

/ aniy with great Truth and Regard, SIR, 

Tour moft obedient humble Servant, 

SHE.LBURNE. 

Nine Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from feveral Prifoners for Debt, in the 
Gaols of Burlington, Amboy, Monmouth and Morris, fetting forth their diftrelTed 
Circumftances-, and praying for an Infolvent Aft; all which were read, and ordered 
fecond Readings. 

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary Read. 
" Gentlemen, 
" T HAVE juft received the Memorial fent herewith, from Col. Sir John St. Clair, ^ 

_|_ Bart. Commander of His Majefty's 28th Regiment of Foot, relative to a 
" Matter now before you, and which I recommend to your particular Attention. 
" One of the Barrack-Mafters of Elizabeth-Town is now here, of whom you can 
" make fuch Enquiries as may be neceflary for your further Information. 

".yr'''?"^^' } W. FRANKLIN. 

And the faid Meflage and Memorial therewith fent, were read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning. 

Friday y June 12, 1767. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from John Keefe, late a Serjeant in the New- 
Jerfey Regiment, fetting forth, that he was taken at the Surrender of Ofwego, and 
carried to Fr^w?-, and praying proper Allov/ance of Pay; and feveral^Certificates^ were 
alfo prefented relating to it; all which were read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. J. Lawrence, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a 
Bill for the Support of Government ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry Inhabitants of Somerfet, Hun- 
terdon, Mddlefex, and others, fetting forth the Diftrefs of the Colony for Want of a 
fufficient Quantity of circulating Caih; and praying a Law to ftrike aSum of Money 
to be let out on Land Security; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe and read, from Jacob Bergen, Robert Stockton, 
Benjamin Morgan and Jofeph Steckton, junior; praying, that the Divifion Line between 

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Mddlefex and Somerfet, may remain as now fixed, from Onion's t erry, to wnere it 
crofles the Divifion Line of Eaji and Weji-Jerfey ; which was ordered to have a fecond 
Reading. 

A Petition was prcfented to the Houfe, from Ifaac Sharp and Jofeph Sharp, of 
Salem, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Barring of a certain Intail of Lands in 
this Province, on account of the particular Circumftances attending the Cafe of the 
Petitioners ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Three Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Freeholders 
and Inhabitants of the County of Somerfet, fetting forth divers Reafons, why the 
Court-Houfe fhould not be removed from Milftone to any other Part of the County; 
which were read, and ordered fecond Readings. 

The Petition from Middle/ex, praying a Law to regulate Carriages, was read the 
fecond Time-, and on the Qucftion, whether the Prayer of the Petition be granted or 
not ? It was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, _ 

That iVIr. Reading and Mr. Borden^ be a Committee to prepare and bring in a Bill 
accordingly. 

The feveral Petitions from the Townfhips of Deptford and Greenwich, in the County 
of Gloucejler, praying a Law to repair their Highways by Taxj were read the fecond 
Time, and on the Qiieftion; 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Cooper and Mr. Miller, be a Committee to prepare and bring in a Bill 
accordingly. 

The Petition from Ejfex and Morris, for lowering the Rates of Ferriages over the 
Rivers Pajfaic and Hackinfack; was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That a Bill be brought in at the next SefTions for that Purpofe. 

Two Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from the Freeholders and Inhabitants 
of the County of Somerfet, whofe Names are thereto fubfcribcd, praying a Law to 
re-fettle the Quotas of the feveral Counties throughout this Province ; and complaining 
of Hardfhips they fuffer at prefcnt in the Premifes ; which were read^. and ordered 
fecond Readings. 

Two Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from fundry Freeholders, and others, 
of the County of Somerfet ; praying a Law to impower Juftices of the Peace, to try 
civil Caufes of ;^.i5, and under; and fetting forth divers Confiderations, why their 
Prayer ought to be granted; which were read, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. 

The Petition from the major Part of the Owners and Occupants of the Elizabeth- 
'Town Great Meadows, for a Law to prevent the Turning of Creatures on faid Meadows, 
was read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, Whether the Petitioners have Leave 
to bring in a Bill or not? it pafTed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

The Petiton from feveral of the Proprietors of Seacaucus, in the County of Bergen., 
for a Law to fubdivide the Common Land allotted to the Patent of Seacaucus, was 
read the fecond Time; and on the Queftion, Whether the Prayer of the Petition be 
granted or not ? It was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The Petition of Cornelius Brinkerhoff, and others, of Bergen, praying for an Altera-' 
tion in the Road from Bergen-Point to Paulus-Heok, was read the fecond Time ; and 
on the Queftion, 
Ordered, 

That the Confidcration ther«of be rcfcrrsd to next Seflion.' The 



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The feveral Petitions prefented this Seffion, from Prifoners for Debt, praying for 
an Infolvent Aft, were read the fecond Time; and on the Queftion, 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petitions do lie on the Table. 

Thereupon a Motion being made, that a Bill be brought in, to compel Creditors to 
make a fmall Weekly Allowance to Prifoners under particular Circumftances ; after 
Debate, thereon, and the Queftion put, it was carried in the Negative. 

His Excellency's MefTage of Yeftcrday, together with Sir John St. Clair's Memorial, 
were read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. John Lawrence and Mr. Rodman, do wait upon his Excellency, and 
inforrn him. That the Houfe have taken his MefTage of Yefterday into Confideration, 
and will pay due Attendon to it; and make every proper Inquiry into the fubjeft Matter 
of the Memorial accompanying the Meflao-e. 

Mr. J. Lawrence, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in 3 
Bill, entitled. An K&. for laying a Duty upon Negro and Mulatto Slaves; \^ich was 
read, and ordered a fceond Reading. 

Mr. Crane, in Behalf of the Petitioners, and in Purfuance of the Leave granted 
this Morning, brought in a Bill, entitled, Jn Ad: to prevent the Pajiuring the Elizabtth- 
Town Great Meadows in Common; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition of John Keefe, late a Serjeant in the Jerfey Regiment, praying an 
Allowance of Pay from the Time of his Captivity at Ofivego, and Certificates, wer6 
read the fecond Time -, and the Confideration thereof is referred till To-Morrow 
Morning. 

The Houfe adjo\irn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning, 

Saturday, yu?:: 13, 1767. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry Inhabitants of the Townihip 
of Pequanack, in the County of JHcrris^ whofe Namcs are fubfcribed thereunto, fetting 
forth the Harfliips and Inconveniencies of repairing the Highways of that Townlhip, 
by the Labour of the Inhabitants ; and praying a Law to repair the fame by Tax ; 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Fijher, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, 
entitled. An Aft for fupplyingthe feveral Barracks ereSled in this Colony with Neceffaries 
for accommodating the King's Troops in, or marching through this Colony; and for defraying 
other incidental Charges, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; which was read, 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from James Brooks, Efq; late Sheriff of 
the County of Middlefex, fetting forth, that he preferred a Petition laft SefTion, for a 
Law to relieve him from certain Aftions for Efcapes ; which was referred to the Con- 
fideration of this SefTion ; and praying the Houfe will now pleafe to take the fame 
into their Notice, with the additional Circumftanccs fuggefted in the prcfent Petition, 
and grant fuch Relief as may be proper; which was read; and his former Petition was 
alfo read. 

Ordered, 

That the Petitioner have Leave to bring in a Bill to ftay Execution upon Judgments 
already obtained, and the further Proceedings on Aftions for the Efcape of thofc 
Perfons who were in Cuftody of the Sheriff of Middlefex, at the Time of the Gaol 
being burned at Perth- Amboy, and until a new Gaol was erefted. 

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of John Keefe's Petition, for an Allowance 
of Pay during the Time of his Captivity; and on the Queftion, what fhall be allowed 
to him? It was carried for ssl- 5s. 6d. 
Ordered, 
That he be allowed that Sum accordingly. 

The 



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The Bill, entitled. An Aft to prevent the Pajlurihg the Elizabeth-Town Great Meadows 
in Common; was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Leaming and Mr. 
Richard Lawrence. 

The two Petitions from Somerfet, for a Law to re-fettle the Quotas throughout the 
feveral Counties ; were read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 
That the Confideration thereof be referred till next Seffion. 

Mr. Rodman reported, that Mr. J. Lawrence and himfelf, according to Order, 
delivered the Meflage of Yefterday to his Excellency. 

Mr. Reading, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, 
entitled, An Act to afcertain the IVidth or 'Track of Carriages of Burthen in the Colony of 
Ncw-Jerfey; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Bill, entitled. An Ad for laying a Duty upon Negro and Mulatto Slaves, was 
read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Richard Lawrence and Mr. Clement. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning, Nine o'Clock. 

MONDAY, June 15, 1767. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Inhabitants of the Southern Parts 
of the Townlhip of Shrewjbury, in the County of Momnouth, whofe Names are thereto 
fubfcribed; praying for fundry Reafons, that a Law maybe pafled to divide the 
Townlhip of Shrewfbury, by a Line drawn from Cranhury Inlet, to the Mouth of 
Metetecunk River-, thence up the River to the firft Bridge -, thence a Weft Courfe as 
far as the laid Townlhip of Shrewfbury extends, and all that Part South of faid Line, 
be a new Townlhip, and called by the Name of Dover; which Petition was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition from the Townlhip of Pequanack, in the County of Morris, for a 
Law to repair the Highways of that Townlhip by Tax> was read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Confideration of the Prayer of this Petition be deferred until the next 
Seffion -, and that Mr. Ogden and Mr. Dey, do inquire into the Merits of the faid 
Petition, and make Report thereon at the faid Seffion. 

In Purfuance of the Leave granted, Mr. J. Lawrence, in Behalf of the Petitioners, 
brought in a Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Aft to an AEl, entitled. An Aft appointing 
Commijfioners for finally fettling and determining the feveral Rights, Titles, and Claims 
to the Common Lands of the Townflnp of Bergen ; and for making a Partition thereof in 
jufi and equitable Proportions amongSl thofe who fhall be adjudged by the faid Commiffwners 
to be entitled to the fame; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

In Purfuance of Leave granted, Mr. J. Lawrence, for the Petitioner, brought in 
a Bill, entitled. An A.6i for the Relief of James Brooks, Efq; late Sheriff of Middlcfex, 
-with RefpeSi to certain Efcapes; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, 
entitled. An Aft to impower the Inhabitants of the Townfhips of Greenwich and Deptford, 
in the County of Gloucefter, t9 repair their publick Highways by Hire, and to raift 
Money for that Purpofe; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Board of Juftices and Freeholders 
of the County of Burlington, fetting forth, that in Purfuance of Law, they purchafed 
a Lot in the City of Burlington, whereon to build a new Gaol, and a Deed was 
accordingly made-, but as it fince appeared inconvenient, the Grantor was willing to 
receive a Rc-Conveyance -, and praying a Law to impower the Petitioners to re-convey 
the fame: And further reprefenting, that there is no Houfe provided in the City of 
Burlington, for the Sitting of AlTembly ; and that they humbly conceive, that out of 
the upper Rooms of the Court-Houfe, there might be a Room made large and 

commodious 



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commodious for that Purpofc ; and as a Sum of Money has been granted for fuch a Ufe 
in the City of Perth- Amboy, the Petitioners are emboldened to afk the fame Favour-, 
which Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

On a Motion made. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Miller, be a Committee to prepare and bring in a 
Bill to take away Certioraries ; and to alter the Mode of determining Appeals in fmall 
Caufcs. 

On a Motion made. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Leamir.g and Mr. Johnjion^ be a Committee to prepare and bring in a Bill 
for Triennial Aflemblies. 

Ordered, 
That a Committee of Grievances fit every Tuefday, if there be Occafion; and that 
faid Committee be a Committee of the whole Houfe. 

Mr. Wetherill, from the Committee appointed to draw the Draught of an Addrefa 
to his Excellency, brought in a Draught accordingly; which by Order of the Houfe 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Learning, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Fill, 
entitled. An Adl for the Triennial electing Representatives to ferve in the General AJfemblj 
of New-Jerfeyv which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Jopua'Bifpham, John Cox, and Samuel 
Atkinfon, jun. of Burlington Count)-, praying a resfonable Compenfation for their 
Trouble and Expence in taking the Murderers of the two Indian Squaws at Moores- 
Town; and attending the Trial, and entertaining upwards of 30 Indians two Days; 
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. J. Lawrence, from the Commitfee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a 
Bill, entitled. An Aft to take away Certioraries, and to alter the Mode of determininp 
Appeals in fmall Caufes; which was read, and ordered a fecond Rcadino-. 

Mr. Learning, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Aft to prevent the 
Paftwring the Elizabeth-Town Great Meadows in Cominon, was committed; reported the 
fame, with feveral Amendments thereto; and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments 
in their Places; and the Bill was further amended in the Houfe; and on the Queftion 
whether the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed or not ? It paffed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed. 

The Bill, entitled. An K&. for the Triennial eleHing Reprefentatives, and Meeting of 
the General Affembly of New-Jerfey; was read the fecond Time, and committed to a 
Committee of the whole Houfe, 

The Petition of Ifaac Sharp and Jofeph Sharp, of Salem, praying a Law to barr a 
certain Intail of Land in this Province, was read the fecond Time ; and the Petitioners 
attending, were called in, and heard in Support of their Petition; and on the Queftion 
whether the Prayer of the Petition be granted or not? It paffed in the Affirmative. * 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

Mr. R. Lawrence, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. 
An Aft for laying a Duty upon the Pur chafers of Slaves imported into this' Province- 
reported the fame, with feveral Amendments thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and 
the Amendments in their Places; and the Bill was further amended in the Houfe- 
and on the Qiieftion, whether the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed or not? It paffed 
m the Affirmative, '^ 

D Ordered, 



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Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled. 

The Bill, entitled, Jn Aft to afcertnin the IVidth or Track of Carriages of Burthen 
in the Colony of New-Jerfey, was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Cooper 
and Mr. Rodman. 

A Meflage from His Excellency, by Mr. Secretary Read. 

" Gentlemen, 
" TT LAY before you a Letter I have received from his Excellency Genera] G^'j-if, 
" X and recommend it to you to make the neceflary Provifion for the Troops therein 
" mentioned. 

" Burlmgtc«, June 15, 1767. W. FRANKLINr 

Which MeflTage, together with the Papers therewith fent, were read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning. 

Tuefdaj/y ^ure 16, 1767. 

The Houfe met. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft for laying a Duty on the Purchafers of Slaves 
imported into this Province, was read and compared j and on ciic Qucltion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. Joknfton, Mr. CUrr.nt, Mr. IVetheril', 

Mr. Runyon, Mr. Miller, Mr Ogden, 

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Kir.jl-y, Mr. Crane, 

Mr. J. Laucrence, Mr Reading, Mr. Fijber, 

Mr. Rodman, Mr. Hart. Mr. Fan Giefin, 

Mr. Doughty, Mr. Dey, 

Mr. Borden, Mr. Learning, 

Mr. Cooper, Mr. Stilivell, 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Borden and Mr. Rodman, do carry the fold Bill to the Council for Con- 
currence. 

The engrofl'ed Bill, entitled, Jn Aft to prevent the Pajluring the Elizabeth-Town 
Great Meadows in Common ; was read and compared ; and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, ^ 

That Mr. Borden and Mr. Rodman, do carry the fame to the Council for Concur- 
rence. 

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled, An Aft to regulate 
Carriages of Burthen -jjithin this Colony, was committed; reported the fame, with feveral 
Amendments thereto-, and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places; 
and the Bill was further amended in the Houfe; and on the Queftion, whether the 
faid Bill as amended, be engrofied or not? It palled in the Affirmative, 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled. 

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Rodman and himfelf delivered the two Bills with 
them intrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Aft to An Aft, entitled. An Aft appointing 
Commiffioners for finally fettling and determining the feveral Rights, Titles and Claims to 
the Common Lands of the Townjhip of Bergen, ^c. was read the fecond Time, and 
committed to Mr. Fifher and Mr. Reading. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Relief cf James Brooks, Efq; late Sheriff of 
Middlefex, with Refpe^ to certain Efcapes; was read the fecond Time, and committed 
to Mr. johnjion and Mr. Crane. 

The 



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The Bill, entitled. An Aft lompower the Inhabitants cf the I'civnjhip of Greenwich 
and Deptford, in the County cf Gloucefter, to repair their publick Higfnvays by Hire^ 
&c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr, ACller and Mr. Clement. 

The Bill, entitled, Jn Aft to reftrain the bringing Certioraries, and to alter the Mode 
of determining Appeals in frnall Caufes; was read the fecond Time, and committed to 
Mr. Wetherill and Mr. Johnjlon. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from George Remer, late Sheriff of Somerfet, 
fetting forth, that all his Eflate has been fold on Executions for Efcapes, and that his 
Perfon is now confined in the Gaol of Somerfet., on the fame Account; and that he is in 
a very infirm State of Health, and has a large Family of Imall Children; and praying 
fuch Relief as the Houfe in their WLfdom Ihall think proper; which was read. ° 
Ordered, 

That the faid Petition do lie on the Table, "** 

A Petition was prelented'to the Houfe, from the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the 
Townfhip of Freehold, in Monmouth County, praying for fundry Reafons contained in 
their Petition, that the Legiflarure will make no Alteration in the Bounds of that 
Townlhip; which was read, and ordered a fecond Readino-. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till three, P. M. 

, The Houfe met. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An Aft to regulate Carriages of Burthen "xilbin this 
Colony^ was read and compared ; and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. Johijfon, Mr. Dey, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Lraming, Mr. Rur^on, 

Mr. Wetherill, Mr. J. Laturence, Mr. Clement, Mr. Stil^eU, Mr. O^ken, 

Mr. R. Laiurtnce, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Milier, Mr. Reading, Mr. ttjber, 

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Dougbtj, Mr. Keajby, Mr. Hart. Mr. Fan Geifcn. 

Ordered., 
That Mr. Dey and Mr. Clemrnt^ do carry the faid Bill to the Council for Concurrence. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry Inhabitants of the Townfhip 
of Upper Freehold., in the County of Monmouth, fignilying, that they are willino- that 
the Townfhip of Shrewjbury fhould be divided in any Manner as to the Houfe'' may 
feem meet, lb that the Bounds of Upper Freehold are not altered; which was read 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry of the Inhabitants of the 
County of Somerfet, whofe Names are thereto fubfcribed, praying Leave to brincr in a 
Bill for building a new Court-Houfe at or near Bcund-Brook, tor divers Reafons therein 
advanced; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Hoiife, on the Grievances 
of the Colony; and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, 
and Mr. Fiper, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had 
made fome Progrefs in the Matters before them, anddefired Leave to fit again. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Committee do fit again on Thurfday next. 

Mr. Dey reported, that Mr. Clement and himfelf, delivered the Bill v/ith them 
intrufted, to Mr. Read, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

The Bill, entitled. An' A6k for the Support of Government, fc?r. was read the fecond 
Time, and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from divers Perfons of Burlington County, 
fetting forth Reafons why Solomon Rockhill, a Prifoner for Debt in Burlington Gaol, 
fliould be indulged with aninfolvent Aft; which Petition was read. 
Ordered, 
That the faid Petition do lie on the Table, 

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A Petition was prcfentcd to the Houfe, from Ifaac Rogers, in Behalf of himfelf and 
his Brother, Devizees of their Father Samue! Rogers, late of Aliens-Town, deceafed; 
fetting forth the particular Circumftances relating to the Duty of maintaining and 
keeping in Repair a certain Bridge over Crojfivicks Creek, in the County of Monmouth, 
and praying Relief in the Premifes ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

And a Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Richard Brown, and others, of the 
County of Monmouth, containing a different Detail of Facts refpedting the maintaining 
of the fame Bridge ; and praying Redrefs ; which was alfo read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the Bill for 
Triennial Aflembles; and the Bill for Support of Government; and after fome Time 
fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Fijher, Chairman of the 
Committee, reported, that the Committee had made fome Progrefs in the Matters to 
them referred, and defired Leave to fit again. To which the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning. 
Wedmfday^ yufie 17, 1767. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Crane being much indifpofed, had Leave to be abfent the Remainder of the 
Sefiion. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry Inhabitants of the Townfhip 
of TVoolwich, in the County of Gloucejler, praying a Law to repair the Hi 'hways of 
that Townfhip by Tax-, which was read, and referred to the Comnaittee on \iieGreen- 
ivich and Deptfcrd Bill. 

Mr. Speaker, one of the Committee of Correfpondence, laid before the Houfe 
fundry Letters to and from the Agent and others; which were read. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from divers Inhabitants of Newark, in the 
County of EJfex, praying a Law to dam out a Branch of Mnple-IJland Creek, to cut 
Ditches and put in Shiices to rlrain the Meadow bcfwcen Tf^^eclcr's Point, Maple IJland 

and Tompkins's Point; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading: 

Mr. John Lawrence, in Purfuance of Leave, and in Behalf of the Petitioners, 
brought in a Bill, entitled, An Act for barring the Eftate Tail, in certain Lands and 
Tenements, in the Province of 'New-Jerfey, lately belonging to Anthony Shdirp, the Elder, 
deceafed; and alfo for vejiing the fame in Ifaac Sharp and Jofeph Sharp, his Grandfons, 
their Heirs and AffgnS, purfuant to an Agreement made with the Tenant in Tail; which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Wetherill, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled, An A(5t to reflrain 
the bringing Certioraries, and to alter the Mode of determining Appeals in frnall Caufes, 
was committed, reported the fame, with feveral Amendments thereto; and the laid 
■ Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places; and on the Queftion, whether 
the faid Bill as amended, be engrolTed or not.'' ItpafTed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended, be engrolTed. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from William Gerrard, of the County of 
Gloucejler, praying, for fundry Reafons therein mentioned, a Law to inveft him with 
the Fee in the Profits of the Toll-Bridge in faid County, and Liberty to eredl: a 
Dwelling- Houfe within the Bounds of the Road ; and a Certificate was alio prefented 
from the CommilTioners appointed in the Aft for laying out a Road from Little-Timber- 
Creek to Cooper's Ferries, relating to the faid Petition; both which were read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from jfames Olden and Azariah Dunham, 
fetting forth, that in Purfuance of Law, they were ordered by the Board of Juftices 
and Freeholders of Middlefex, to furvey the Line of Divifion between the Counties of 

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Middle/ex and Somer/et; which Line they run out accordingly, in the Prefence of a 
Surveyor and two other Perfons on the Part of Sonierfet ; fince wliich the So^nerfet 
People have taken Meafures to afcertain a different Line ; and praying fuch Determina- 
tion in the Premifes as to the Houie fhall feem meet-, which was read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Inhabitants of the Townfhip of 
Stafford, in the County pf JVfo»ffjtf«/^, praying to be heard by their Council at the Bar 
of the Houfe, why the Petition of the Inhabitants of Sbrewjhiiry lliould not be granted; 
which prefent Petition was read ; and the other Petitions prefented this SefTion for and 
againft annexing the upper Part of Sh-rewjhury to Upper and Lower Freehold^ were 
alfo read; and all the Parties attending, were called in, and their feveral Proofs and 
Allegations fully heard ; and on the Queftion, 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Richard Lawrence and Mr. Anderfon, be a Committee to prepare and 
bring in a Bill to divide the Southern Part of the Townfliip of Shrewjbtiry, by a Weft 
Line from Metetecunk Bridge, to Keith's Line -, and to ereft the faid Southern Part 
into a Townfhip, and to annex the Weftern Part of Shretvjbury to the Townlhips of 
Upper and Lower Freehold. - - • ^ | « 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Four, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The engrofTed Bill, entitled, An Aft to rejlrain the bringing Cerlicraries, and to alter 
the Mode of determining Appeals in fmall Caufes, was read and compared ; and on the 
Queition, 

Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. R. Lawrence do carry the faid Bill to the Council 
for Concurrence. 

Mr. Fijher, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, A 
Supplementary Aft to an AB, entitled^ An Aft appointing Commijp.oners for finally fettling 
arid determining the feveral Rights, 'Titles, and Claims to theCojnmon Lands of the Townfhip 
of Bergen, 13 c. reported the fame with feveral Amendments thereto; and the faid Bill 
was read, and the Amendments in their Places-, and on the Queftion, whether the faid 
Bill as amended, be engrofTed or not ? It pafTed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofTed. 

Three Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Freeholders 
and Inhabitants of the County of Cumberland, praying that Fairs may be eftablifhed 
by Law, to be held at Bridgetown, in that County-, which were read, and ordered 
fecond Readings. 

A MeflTage from the Council, by Mr. Parker, informing the Houfe, that the 
Council have this Day pafTed the Bill, entitled, An Aft to prevent the Pafiuring the 
• Elizabeth-Town Great Meadows in Common, without any Amendment ; and that they 
have rnade fundry Amendments to the Bill, entitled. An Aft to regulate Carriages of 
Burthen within this Colony; to which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe; and 
the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places; and on the Queftion, 
whether the faid Bill be re-engrofTed with the Council's Amendments, or not? It was 
carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended by the Council, be re-engrofTed. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry Inhabitants of Somerfet, prayino-, 
for the Reafons contained in their Petition, that the Bill preferred lafl Seilion for 
fettling the Boundary Line between Middlefex and Somerfet, may now pafs into a Law; 
which was read ; and the feveral Petitions prefented this and laft SefTion, reipefting the 
faid Line, were alfo read; and on the Queftion, whether the Houfe will now go into 

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the Confideratlon thereof, or refer the fame to the next Se.Tion ? It was carried lor 
referring. 

Ordered, 
That the Confideration thereof be deferred till next Seffion. 

Mr. J. Lawrence reported, that Mr. R. Lawrence and himfelf, delivered the Bill 
with them intrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

A MeflTage from the Council, bv Mr. S. Smith, acquainting the Houfe, that the 
Council have made fundry Amendments to the Bill, entitled, An Aft for laying a 
Duty on the Purchasers of Slaves imported into this Province; to which they defire the 
Concurrence of this Houfe •, and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in 
their Places-, and on the Queftion, whether the Houfe agrees to the Council's Amend- 
ments or not ? It paffed in the AfBrmative, 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill be te-engrofled with the Council's Amendments. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning. 

Thurfdayy June iS, 1767. >'-" 

The Houfe met. 

The cngrofled Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Aft to an Aft, entitled, en Aft 
appointing Commijftoners for finally fettling and determining the feveral Rights, Titles 
and Claims to the Common Lands of the Townfhip of Bergen, and for making a Partition 
thereof in jufi and equitable Proportions amotigff thofe who fhall be adjudged by the faid 
Commiffwners to be intitled to the fame, was read and compared i and on the Queftion, 
Refohed, Nemine Contradicente, 

That the faid Bill do pafs. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Van Giefon and Mr. Stilivell, do carry the faid Bill to the Council for 
Concurrence. 

The Bill re-engrofied with the Council's Amendments, entitled, ^ft Aft /or regulating 
Carriages of Burthen within this Colony, was read and compared; and on the Queftion, 
Refohed, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Keafiy, do carry the fame to the Council. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for barring the EJiate Tail, in certain Lands and Tent- 
ments, in the Province of New-Jerfey, &c. was read the fecond Time, and committed 
to Mr. Miller and Mr. Cooper. 

Mr. Van Giefon reported, that Mr. Stilwell and himfelf, delivered the Bill witli 
them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Petition of William Gerrard, of Gloucefter County, and Certificate for inverting 
him with the Profits of the Toll-Bridge, and Liberty to ereft a Dwelling-Houfe in the 
Road, were read the fecond Time ; and on the Qiieftion, whether the Petitioner have 
Leave to bring in a Bill, or not ? It paffed in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioner have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

Mr. Miller, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled, Ait Aft to impower 
the Inhabitants of the Townfhips of Greenwich, Deptford and Woolwich, in the County 
of Gloucefter, to repair their publick Highways by Hire, &c. was committed, reported 
the fame, with feveral Amendments thereto-, and the faid Bill was read, and the 
Amendments in their Places-, and on the Qiieftion, whether the fiiid Bill as amended, 
be engroffed or not ? It was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended, be cngrofled. 

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Mr. R. Lawrence, according to Order, brought in a Bill, entitled. An KOi to ereii 
the Southern Part of the 'To"j}nJhip of Shrewfbury, in the County of Monmouth, into a 
new Townfhip^-and to annex the Northivefterly Part of f aid 'To'-jonfhif to the 1ov:nfhifsof 
Upper and Lorjoer Freehold \ which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. J. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Keafby and himfelf, delivered the Bill with 
them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Bill, entitled. An Aft re-appointing the Commiffwners for fuppl'jing the fever al 
Barracks ereiled in the Colony of New-Jerfey, ivith Furniture, and other Neceffaries for 
accommodating the King's Troops, in or marching through the fame-, for fupplying Deficien- 
cies, and defraying other incidental Charges; was read the fecond Time, and commit- 
ted to Mr. Borden and Mr. J. La-jjrence. 

Mr. Johnjion, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, A71 
Aft for the Relief of James Brooks, Eff, late Sheriff of Middlefex, with RefpeSl to 
certain Efcapes, reported the fame without any Amendment ; and the faid Bill was 
read, and on the Queftion, whether the fame be engrofTed or not ? It paffed in the 
Affirmative. 

Ordered, 

That the faid Bill be engrolTed. 

The Petition of the Board of Juftices and Freeholders of Burlington County, for a 
Law to impower them to re-convey certain Lands, and to enable them to convert the 
upper Room of the Court-Houfe into a Room for the Ufe of the AfTembly, was read 
the fecond Time ; and on the Qiieftion, whether the Houfe will now grant the Prayer 
of the Petition, or refer the Confideration thereof to next Seflion ? L was carried for 
referring. 

Ordered, 

That the Confideration thereof be referred to next Seflion. 

The feveral Petitions of Richard Brown and others, and Ifaac Rogers, refpefting 
the Duty ot maintaining a certain Bridge over Croffvjicks Creek, in Monmouth County 5 
were read the fecond Time, 
Ordered, 
I Thdit Richard Broiun have Leave to bring in a Bill forJiis Relief in the PremHea, 
at the next Seffion, provided he gives publick Notice of his Application, and this 
Order, at leaft fix Weeks before the laid Seflion, in the Pennfylvania Gazette, and no 
reafonable Objeftions Ihall then appear againft the fame. 

The Houfe adjourn'd. till three, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The engrofl*ed Bill, entitled, An AQ: for the Relief of Jzmes Brooks, Efq; late Sheriff 
ef Middlefex, with RefpeSl to certain Efcapes, was read and compared; and on the 
Queftion, 

Refolved, Nemine Contradiceiite, 

That the fame do pafs. 

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An Aft to impower the Inhabitants of the Townfhip of 
Greenwich, Deptford and Woolwich, in the County of Gloucefter, to repair their 
publick Highways by Hire, and raife Money for that Purpofe, was read and compared ; 
and on the Queftion, 

Refolved, Nemine Contradicente, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Johnfton and Mr. Keafby, do carry the faid Bills to the CounGil for Con- 
currence. 

The Bill, rc-engrofled with the Council's Amendments, entitled. An Aft for laying 
a Duty on the Pur chafers of Slaves imported into this Province^ was read and compared j 
and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 

That the fame do pafs. Ordered^ 



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Ordered, 
That Mr. Cooper and Mr. Clement, do carry the laid Bill to the Council. 

. Mr. Milk;; from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, j^n 
Adl for barring the Eftate Tail, in certain Lands and Tenements, in the Province of 
New-Jerfey, Qc. reported the fame without any Amendments; and the faid Bill was 
read, and on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill be engrofled or not ? It pafled in the 
Affirmative. 

Ordered, 
That the faid Bill be engroffed, 

Mr. Johnfton reported,